The Federal Government has accused the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of using online Radio Biafra to instigate violence that led to the death of at least 175 security personnel and several other citizens.
Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made the allegation at a press briefing today in Abuja.
He alleged that Kanu also used the media platform to incite members of the group to commit violent attacks against civil and democratic institutions across the country, especially in the South East.
According to Malami, such assaults include attacks on security personnel, police stations, and security formations, as well as the destruction of properties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and that of private citizens.
He gave a breakdown of the security operatives killed, saying they comprised 128 policemen, 37 military personnel, and 10 other security operatives.
The minister blamed the latest attack on traditional rulers who were having a meeting in Imo on members of IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
As a consequence of the alleged broadcasts by Kanu during the EndSARS protests in 2020, he said, was the destruction of many government and private properties.