Thousands of people in Nigeria and abroad are marking the one-year anniversary since their leader Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Lagos on 14 October 2015.
Pro-Biafrans call for the independence of contested Biafran territories forcibly annexed to Nigeria during British colonisation. Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) and director of UK-based Radio Biafra, is standing trial on six counts of treasonable felony charges.
The Abuja High Court initially ruled in favour of granting bail to Kanu. However, in December 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari said the Ipob leader would not be released amid fears he could jump bail and flee to the UK, as he holds both a British and a Nigerian passport.