There is a heavy security presence at the Federal High Court, venue of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Visitors to the courtroom including journalists and security operatives were shielded behind a wall of fabric used to cover the lawyers, defendants, judges and witnesses.

Only one prison operative was shielded alongside others. In the ongoing case, the Federal High Court seems to have contradicted itself in a ruling made on the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.

On December 14, the court had ruled that criminal trial against Kanu and three others – Benjamin Nwabugwu, David Nwawuisi and Chidibere Onwudiwe – commence today, January 10. Justice Binta Nyako in her ruling said the witnesses that will be brought in by the Department of State Security to testify against the defendants will be protected.

Pictures of the wall of fabric used to conceal the identity of witnesses in the Kanu case below: