The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security.
He was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of this report.
Journalists, lawyers and staff of the Federal High Court (FHC) were barred from entering the Court premises.
From Transcorp Hilton through the Ministry of Justice and Abia House, security was beefed up with the presence of a combined team of Police, Army, Department of State Services operatives estimated to be over 3,000.
Movement into the roads leading to the court was restricted as armed security operatives manned the entire area.
Attempts to get closer to the court was resisted by security operatives, including policemen, soldiers and DSS, who insisted one could not pass without an accreditation issued by them.
Kanu who is being tried before Justice Binta Nyako over charges of treasonable felony and terrorism was granted bail in April 2017, fled the country after the invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the military in September, has been rearrested and extradited to Nigeria to continue facing his trial.
Although there has been no official disclosure about where and how Kanu was arrested, relatives and lawyers of the IPOB leader, have described how he was taken into custody in Kenya under controversial circumstances.