IPOB expresses worry over Kanu’s health

The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra expressed concern about a report on the current health condition of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The pro-Biafran group said Kanu was still being held in the custody of the Department of State Service despite the fact that the Court of Appeal had discharged and acquitted him of all the trumped-up charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

In a statement issued on Saturday, IPOB's Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem, accused the DSS of acting on the script provided by the Federal Government in collaboration with certain Igbo politicians.

"We wish to inform the international community that the DSS has deliberately escalated its torture of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whom they are still illegally detaining despite an order of a court of competent jurisdiction for his immediate and unconditional release," the statement said.

"We have it on good authority that the DSS acting on the script given to it by the Federal Government and in collaboration with certain politicians of Igbo extraction met to discourse how to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

"At this meeting, it was proposed that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be poisoned and allowed to die gradually.

"With the current deterioration of Kanu's health, coupled with the refusal for weeks now by the DSS to allow him to be seen by a doctor, and the fact that they have continued to provide inadequate medication for his known ailments and deny him proper feeding, it has become obvious what the plans of the DSS and their collaborators are.

"Recall that certain collaborators who claim to be counting down to the declaration of Biafra are actually working according to the timetable they have set for the poison administered to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to have an irreversible effect on him.

"By expediting the hearing of the appeal brought before it, the Nigerian judiciary must demonstrate that it is not indirectly involved in this sinister plan to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

"We wish to put the UN, AU, EU, UNHRC, the USA, UK, Canada, Ohaneze, PANDEF, Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Arewa Consultative Forum, the Christian Association of Nigeria, Governors of the South East and South South Regions, and others, on notice that nothing must happen to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the DSS or shortly after his release.

"The leadership of IPOB must not be held accountable for the grave consequences that will ensue should the Federal Government continue in their chosen path of illegality and planed murder of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

"Self-determination is a universally recognized right of Indigenous peoples, and we, the Biafran people, will not be coerced or coerced into giving up or abandoning this right."

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