By Chuks Moses, Awka
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has raised an alarm concerning what it described as the deteriorating health condition of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention at the Department of State Services, (DSS).
In a statement by its spokesman,, Mr. Emma Powerful, the group noted that Kanu has been detained “in the dungeon of the DSS since his illegal abduction in Kenya and criminal repatriation to Nigeria.”
It adds, “Every attempt by his personal physicians to gain access to him has been rebuffed by the DSS, thereby worsening his health condition.
“We are alerting the world about this anomaly to compell the Nigeria government to grant our Leader’s doctors access to see him for a thorough medical examination bearing in mind the terrible torture he underwent for eight ( 8 ) days at the hands of the Kenyan security agents.
The group warned that no harm should befall its leader, threatening that the consequences “can only be better imagined”.
The statement says further: “Nigeria has been wining and dining with bandits and terrorists but dehumanizing and killing peaceful agitators and freedom fighters.
“We urge human rights organizations, UN, AU, EU, ECOWAS and other relevant organizations across the global to rise in defense of justice and compell the Nigeria Government and her compromised security agencies to grant our Leader’s personal doctors unfettered access to him. Our leader must not die in DSS custody neither should he suffer any serious health complications.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has not committed any crime against Nigeria or Kenya government to warrant being treated as a criminal. Human rights organizations and men and women of good concience across the world should not watch idly while our leader in being dehumanized by the wicked Nigeria security agents. Our leader’s fundamental human rights has been grossly violated by the Nigerian government and Kenya government and continue to be violated with each passing day under the illegal custody of the DSS”.