The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has sued for peace in the southeast of the nation amidst the rising state of insecurity.
Kanu had been denied bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja over what she described as a gross abuse of the court process and an attempt to continue to litigate on issues that have already been ruled on.
Speaking after the ruling, the 54-year-old condemned the wave of violent crimes, including murder and arson that have plagued the South Eastern region of the country.
“I want our people to be very calm. I want Biafraland to be calm and peaceful; calm and very very peaceful,” Kanu said.
He also reiterated that the agitations were aimed at securing and defending the lives of his countrymen.
“We are fighting to defend our people not to kill them; not to kill them, that is why I am here and I will continue to do so until we get victory.”
Kanu is facing treason and other charges which are connected to his call for the secession southeastern region of Nigeria.
He was first arrested in October 2015 by the Nigerian government and was granted bail in April 2017.