Following the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, has called for the immediate release of its leader, Kanu, due to his worsening health condition.
The Media and Publicity Officer of the group, Emma Power, while speaking with journalist yesterday in Nnewi, Anambra State, alleged that the Federal Government through the DSS is plotting to systematically kill Kanu while in detention by denying him access to doctors and torturing him on a daily basis.
Power said, “Information from a reliable DSS source revealed that the Federal Government is also planning to transfer Mr. Kanu to a particular cell in the country where members of Boko Haram are detained, and it is their plan to kill him there,”
He disclosed that the group had written the United Nations, the African Union, AU, United States of America, Russia, France, Israel, Britain and Amnesty International, including other relevant world bodies and organizations about the life threatening treatment being meted out to its leader by operatives of the DSS.
The group wondered why the Nigerian government would refuse a detainee access to medical attention especially for somebody that had been granted bail by two courts of competent jurisdiction in the country.
IPOB, while calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of its leader so as to allow him see his doctors, warned that “if anything happens to him, Nigeria will never know peace.
According to the group’s spokesman, “President Buhari and DSS will have no defence if they allow Mr. Kanu to die in the hands of DSS, more so when two competent courts of jurisdiction have granted him bail. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. A word is enough for the wise. Nobody is sure of his health condition now, and therefore, Kanu should be released and allowed to see his doctors.