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Nigeria Jailed Nnamdi Kanu, Mere Agitator, While Confirmed Terrorist Turji Walks Free, Lawyer Accuses Buhari Government Of Selective Justice

A human rights lawyer and activist, Barrister Malcolm Omirhobo, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Omirhobo accused the government of engaging in selective justice, discrimination, suppression, repression, oppression and subjugation by detaining Kanu, a Biafra Nation agitator while the same government has allowed a confirmed terrorist leader, Bello Turji to live and operate freely in the country.

In a tweet with photos of Turji and Kanu placed side by side, Omirhobo said, “While Bello Turji, a confirmed Terrorist is working free, Nnamdi Kanu, a mere agitator is behind bars in chains.

“This is the height of selective justice, discrimination, suppression, repression, oppression and subjugation.”

Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since June 2021 after he was re-arrested in Kenya and returned to Nigeria for the continuation of his trial for treasonable felony and terrorism.

Meanwhile, Turji, a terrorist leader who has been declared wanted by Nigerian security agencies, has been operating in Zamfara State and its adjoining states and even attending functions.

Meanwhile, despite the ruling of a three-man panel of judges of the Appeal Court which discharged the IPOB leader, Kanu, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has insisted that Kanu would remain in detention.

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