Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, said on Friday that Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra agitator, hijacked the EndSARS demonstration.
Malami said that Kanu used the EndSARS protest last year to cause mayhem, resulting in the deaths of security personnel.
According to the AGF, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader seized the protests with subversive and inciting words.
Addressing a press conference in his office, Malami said: “As you are aware, Nnamdi Kanu, the self-acclaimed leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been at the center of a subversive campaign against the Nigerian State.
“Despite the proscription of IPOB by the Federal Government, Nnamdi Kanu continued the subversive campaign, instigating and inciting broadcasts to direct members of the IPOB to launch attacks on government.
“The EndSARS protests of October 2020 played into the sinister plans of Nnamdi Kanu, whereby he seized the protests through subversive and inciting online broadcasts and actively commanded and directed attacks on security personnel and facilities.
“As a result of these broadcasts, members of IPOB attacked and killed security personnel and burnt down Police stations, Correctional centers, INEC offices, bus terminals, the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Banks, hospitals, shopping malls and vehicles, amongst others.