December 11, 2021
By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, weekend, accused the Department of State Services DSS of starving and maltreating their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is in their custody.
According to the group, the DSS has denied Kanu food for three days running.
The group called on the security agency to, as a matter of urgency, transfer Kanu to Kuje Prisons or any other correctional centre, where suspects awaiting trails, are kept.
The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement, on Saturday.
The statement read, “We are the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to place the world on notice over the continued maltreatment and humiliation of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, custody Abuja.
“The Nigeria DSS security agents have decided to use starvation and hunger strategy to eliminate our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody. They have continued to confine him to a solitary cell under harsh conditions since his rendition to Nigeria in June. Solitary confinement is not the correctional centre. They should send him to Kuje Prisons, pending his court dates.
“They are asking the Nigerian government and security agencies that is busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists every day to transfer our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to a Nigerian prison/Correctional Centre, where persons awaiting trial are kept.
“Nothing should happen to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in detention.
“Nigerian DSS has denied our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, food for three to four days now.”