Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been rearrested and brought back to Nigeria.
He was intercepted on June 27.
Kanu is expected to be re-arraigned before the Federal High Court for the continuation of his trial.
This was made known at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
According to Mr Malami, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Federal Government’s application to detain the IPOB leader in a DSS facility ahead of the continuation of his trial.
Justice Nyako also granted the application for the accelerated hearing of his trial to July 26 and 27 as against the earlier adjourned date of October 20.
Mr Kanu has repeatedly call for the breakaway of a significant chunk of southern Nigeria to form the Republic of Biafra.
He is expected to face charges of treason in court.
Mr Kanu fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State.