'Osama Bin Laden' drags FG to court

'Osama Bin Laden' drags FG to court

- Ex-militant leader on the run from military authorities

- Lawyer faults military for placing bounty on Ndigbara without any reason

A former militant leader, Chief Solomom Ndigbara, also known as Osama Bin Laden has dragged the federal government and the Nigerian Army to court over the invasion of his homes by soldiers.

'Osama Bin Laden' drags FG to court

Militants recently declared war on the federal government for its refusal to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ndigbara is currently on the run from military authorities following the invasion of his residences by soldiers from 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army on January 11, 2016.

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Leadership reports that the former militant is seeking an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt to enforce his fundamental human rights by halting further harassment and invasion of his homes by soldiers.

The legal representative of the ex-militant, Eugene Ode, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that Ndigbara probably would have been summarily executed by soldiers had he been found at home when his home was invaded following the manner his family was beaten and battered.

Ode faulted the military for placing a bounty on Ndigbara without issuing any statement on why he is wanted by the authorities.

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He said: For us, we think this way beyond the way of the law and we are here to enforce his fundamental human right. Don’t forget, this man is an ex-agitator. He was one of the first to embrace the Amnesty Programme by the late President Yaradua. This man has surrendered.’’

Meanwhile, nine people were reportedly killed following a heavy gun battle that broke out in Bori, Rivers state earlier on Tuesday, February 23.

Daily Post reports that the battle was between soldiers and militants suspected to be supporters of the ex-militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara.

Four people were feared dead at Yeghe in Gokana, the home town of the embattled ex-militant, says local sources.

Source: Naij.com

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