The Federal Government has disclosed why Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is yet to be released.

Speaking on Monday, FG stated that Kanu is a flight risk person.

FG made this claim in an affidavit it filed in support of its application to stay the execution of the judgement.

FG described Kanu as “a flight risk person”, stating that the case against him borders on national security.

“The Respondent is a flight risk person. It is important to appreciate the gamut of depositions in our application.

“One of the ground of our application is that this matter touches on national security of the state.

“We rely on the case of FRN Vs Dokubo, where the Supreme Court held that where national security is threatened or likelihood of it being threatened, human rights take secondary place.

“Once there is a threat to national security, human rights of any individual can be suspended until such threat is taken care of.”

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