- A DSS operative says they are working under directives to ensure that journalists trying to cover Kanu’s case are kept outside the courtroom
- Kanu's matter is expected to commence at 9 am before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) have barred journalists from covering the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Operatives of the DSS deployed at the entrance of the courtroom said they are working under directives to ensure that journalists are kept outside.
The operative dressed in plain clothes said: "We are working under directives."
A second operative who also spoke on the matter at about: 8.57 am said: "We will allow you people when in at the appropriate time, when we get the directive to do so."
Kanu's matter is expected to commence at 9 am before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The IPOB leader's trial took a new twist after soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded his residence in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia.
Kanu, since then has not been seen in public space.
His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has also filed a suit against the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai.
Ejiofor asked the court to make an order mandating Buratai to produce Kanu in court for the hearing.
Onlinenigeria.com correspondents are currently at the Federal High Court to keep you live updates as events unfold at the court premises.
9.46 am: Journalists are kept waiting outside the court premises while security agencies guard the entrance to the courtroom.