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Nigeria's existence is more important than Kanu's liberty - FG

06 May 2016, 08:41

Abuja - Nigeria's Federal Government has harped on the sub-regional ECOWAS community's court sitting in Abuja, saying that it lacked "requisite jurisdiction" to hear Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu's case.

According to Naij, Government has submitted a written objection to ECOWAS, saying that the organization should not hear any matter brought before it by the Biafra leader.

Also read: FG's objection against Dasuki lacks merit

In addition, the Federal Government has described the plaintiff's move to proceed to ECOWAS as an "abuse of court process" and that a judgement on his case should only be made according to Nigerian laws.

ECOWAS has since been advised to strike out the names of any person involved in the matter, claiming that no proof exists of any claim against the Government.

“The corporate existence of Nigeria as a united, harmonious, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation is certainly greater than any citizen’s liberty or right and it survives in pieces rather than in peace, individual’s liberty or rights may not even exist,” the Federal Government has since stated.

Read more at Naij

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