Nnamdi Kanu arrives in court amidst heavy security (Photos)

Officials from the Department of State Security (DSS) have brought Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to court for his trial. 

Around 9:50 a.m., Kanu was brought into the courtroom under heavy security. In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, Kanu's brother, Prince Meme Kanu, confirmed the IPOB leaders' presence.

Kanu's appearance in court follows the Nigerian government's filing of seven amended charges against him, including treasonable felony and acts of terrorism. 

The 54-year-old has been charged with "terrorism," treason, and spreading false information about President Muhammadu Buhari, primarily through broadcasts on the controversial Radio Biafra station and social media.

During his last court appearance on October 21, he pleaded not guilty. Kanu vanished in April 2017 while on bail after serving two years in prison. 

His supporters blamed Nigerian authorities, but he reappeared more than a year later in Israel.

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