Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has appeared in the Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his case.
At around 8 a.m., Kanu was driven to court in a black sport utility vehicle. Journalists and court employees were barred from accessing the building.
The location has been encircled by a large number of police officers, DSS agents, and soldiers.
Kanu is facing counts of treasonable crime and terrorism before Justice Binta Nyako.
The separatist, who was granted bail in April 2017, departed the country after the military invaded his residence in Afara-Ukwu, in Umuahia, Abia State, in September, citing the “rule of self-preservation,” as one of Kanu’s lawyers, Alloy Ejimakor, put it.
Mr Kanu was re-arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face his trial on June 29, 2021, according to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.