This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by SP Chris Anyanwu, spokesman for the command on Thursday in Abakaliki.
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Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment Friday, dismissed the suit for lacking in merit and substance.
Kanu, who is being tried for alleged treasonable felony offence, had applied for bail pending the determination of his trial.
Federal government had in 2017 designated IPOB a terrorist following widespread of lawlessness.
Buhari made the declaration Friday while responding to the demand State capital of the Southeast leaders, who met with him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement Tuesday, said the gunmen were overpowered in a fierce gun battle along Orlu – Orsu Road in the state Monday.
He said God would touch the leadership of the country to release the IPOB leader to end the growing calamity in the southeast.
Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, held that rendition for the purpose of criminal investigation is allowed.
Justice Binta Nyako, while ruling on Kanu’s application Friday, struck out counts 6,7,9,10,11,12,13 and 14.
It was gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Friday when the soldiers were on patrol, at the popular Tonimas Junction
The gunmen were suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) in the South eastern State
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB reiterated that all schools in the region must commence singing the anthem, assuring that it would soon receive copies of the anthem.
IPOB said only native cows would be allowed in the region for such events.
Counsel for the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Abubakar, prayed Justice Binta Nyako, after Kanu’s legal team staged a walkout shortly before the matter commenced.
The group spoke in a statement signed by its President and National Coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, on Friday.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), the presidency said it is not expected for Nigerian diaspora to use the platform of the United Nations General Assembly to garner attention for their cause, but that it was “shocking” to see Yoruba Nation advocates publicly teaming up with IPOB – a designated terrorist organization it says now has 50,000-strong paramilitary arm.
His brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, paid him a visit according to the IPOB leader’s Lead Counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
The president of the group, Mr Mike Msuaan, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Kanu was rearrested and repatriated back to Nigeria earlier on Tuesday for continuation of his trial for treasonable felony.