The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has made new accusations against the government of Nigeria.
The IPOB accused the Nigerian government of torturing and slowly killing its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in the Department of State Services’ custody.
Kanu had last week through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, raised the alarm that the DSS denied him access to his medications for nine days.
He also accused the secret police of starving him of food, claiming there were no funds to buy food for him.
Reacting, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful in a statement said the action was deliberately planned to “eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu who is battling heart problems”.
The statement read, “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the indefatigable Liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU condemn the systematic State sponsored torture and slowly killing of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU in the DSS custody by the Nigeria Government.
“The world should take note of this atrocity going on in the DSS Abuja dungeon against the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Nigerian government has deliberately planned to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement. Mazi KANU is battling heart problems and some mineral deficiencies which require medical specialists’ attention, but the Nigerian government has refused to release him as Nigeria Courts ordered nor have they allowed him access to his personal physicians.
“Instead, they have resulted in patronizing roadside pharmacies for his drug, which we see as a systematic and gradual diminishing and killing of his life and final elimination method.
“A few days ago, IPOB Legal team members and a brother of Mazi Nnamdi KANU visited him in the DSS custody where he informed them that DSS Agents have not given him his proscription drugs for 9 days and more. Moreso, DSS hasn’t given him food for some days, claiming that they don’t have money for his food and drugs. How preposterous!
“We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), therefore, call on the Nigeria government to release Mazi MAZI NNAMDI KANU immediately if they can’t afford his medications and food. IPOB is more than capable to provide for our Leader the best medical services in the world and can give him any food of his choice but it is their responsibility to ensure that he feeds well with good medical attention because they are illegally renditioned him.
“IPOB will not take it lightly with them if anything untoward happens to him. They cannot succeed breaking him down. We in IPOB understand the recent actions of DSS as a plot to systematically diminish and finally kill Mazi Nnamdi KANU by starving him of his drugs and food. But we wish to remind the Nigeria government and all who are remotely interested in Nigeria to bear in mind that IPOB and infact Biafrans will wage unending wars with Nigeria State if anything untoward happens to Mazi Nnamdi KANU. This is not a threat but a promise that generations of Biafrans must keep even after Biafra Nation has been restored.
“Several times, we have called on Malami and his collaborators to release Mazi Nnamdi KANU as the courts of competent jurisdictions have ordered. Moreso, the UN Working Group gave directives for Mazi Nnamdi KANU to be released and be compensated by this Nigeria government.
“Once again we call on Foreign Embassies, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and all Diplomatic Missions in Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria to prevail on Nigeria and its Security Agencies especially DSS and Malami to release Mazi Nnamdi KANU and conduct a UN supervised referendum for Biafrans to determine to stay in Nigeria or go home to Biafra Nation.
“As Nigerian government through DSS want to kill Mazi Nnamdi KANU by starving him and refusing to give him his medication and at the same time they are sponsoring criminals in the Eastern Region to blackmail IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu serve as evidence that the Agendists who want to conquer and take over our ancestral lands are frustrated by IPOB and ESN Operatives resistance of their agenda.
“But they should trade with caution lest they wake up the sleeping dog, thereby murdering sleep for the entire nation for ages. They should understand that Mazi Nnamdi KANU holds the temporary fragile peace that is being experienced in Nigeria today.”