The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu said he might have been killed if he didn’t jump bail in 2017.
Kanu disclosed this on Tuesday when he was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu indicated his interest to talk after the judge ruled that he should be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).
He told the court that he decided to go underground because his house was raided but he was able to escape.
Kanu said if he had not escaped, he might have been killed like other members of the group.
The judge, who advised him not to feel discomfiture to stand his trial, urged him to get across to his lawyer for the trial.
The counsel to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Shuaibu Labaran, had earlier told the court that the defendant (Kanu), who jumped bail, had been arrested and produced in court.
Labaran urged the court for an order detaining the arrested IPOB leader at the DSS facility pending the hearing and determination of the matter.
Justice Nyako, who granted the plea, adjourned the matter until July 26 for trial continuation.