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The Nigerian Bar Association, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and prominent Nigerians on Thursday took a swipe at security agents for barring lawyers, journalists and Igbo leaders from the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The NBA spokesman, Raphulu Nduka; the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and senior lawyers, who spoke to The PUNCH separately, said harassment of lawyers, and journalists at the trial was despicable and undemocratic.

Kanu, who is facing treasonable felony and terrorism charges, was on Thursday brought to the Federal High Court, Abuja amid tight security.

The leader of the separatist group, who has been facing trial since 2016, was granted bail in April 2017.

In September that year, he fled the country after the invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the military.

On July 29, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said he had been rearrested and brought back to the country.

The failure of the DSS to produce the IPOB leader at the scheduled proceedings on July 26 attracted condemnation by his lawyers and Igbo leaders.

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