On Monday the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Nigerian Government and the Department of State Services, DSS, of trying to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, lamented that Kanu is battling a heart problem and mineral deficiencies which requires a specialist.
Powerful stressed that the situation where the DSS has refused to provide food and medications for Kanu is a “systematic” method of killing their leader.
Recall that Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, had raised the alarm over the agitator’s well-being in DSS detention.
Ejimakor said the DSS refused to feed Kanu for nine days and provide him with his medications.
Powerful, therefore, charged the Nigerian Government to release Kanu so he could get proper medical attention.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The Nigerian Government has deliberately planned to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement.
“Kanu is battling heart problems and some mineral deficiencies which require medical specialists’ attention, but the Nigeria government have refused to release him as Nigerian courts ordered, nor have they allowed him access to his personal physicians.
“Instead, they have resorted to patronizing roadside pharmacies for his drug, which we see as a systematic and gradual diminishing and killing of his life and final elimination method.
“We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), therefore, call on the Nigeria government to release KANU immediately if they can’t afford his medications and food.”