DSS Bars Vanguard, PUNCH, Others From Kanu’s trial

According to reports, the Department of State Services (DSS) has restricted some parts of the media from covering the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The IPOB leader’s trial continues today, June 26, at the Abuja High Court, according to Mirror Nigeria. Kanu is accused of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and unlawful guns possession, among other charges.

Recall that the Biafra leader was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.

The secessionist was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date which is July 26 and 27.

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However, it was learned the DSS barred The Guardian, Vanguard, The PUNCH, Daily Trust, Tribune, Daily Sun, The Cable, and Daily Times, among others.

The media organisations the DSS accredited are Daily Post, ThisDay, Premium Times, The Nation, Daily Independent, The Herald, National Television Authority, Television Continental, African Independent Television and Channels Television.

However, the secret police refused to give reasons for picking 10 media houses while barring others from covering the trial.

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