The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the federal government of planning to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Speaking in a statement made available to journalists by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Saturday, the proscribed group stated that their leader is battling heart problems but the federal government has refused to release him.
IPOB alleges that the government has resorted to roadside pharmacies for Kanu’s medication, which it sees as systematically diminishing his life.
“The Federal Government has deliberately planned to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement.
“Kanu is battling heart problems and some mineral deficiencies which require medical specialists’ attention, but the Federal Government has refused to release him as the courts have ordered and has not allowed him access to his personal physicians.
“Instead, they have resorted to patronising roadside pharmacies for his drug, which we see as a systematic and gradual diminishing of his life and final elimination method.
“A few days ago, IPOB legal team members and a brother of Kanu visited him in the DSS custody where he informed them that the DSS agents have not given him his prescribed drugs for nine days and more.
“More so, the 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, therefore, call on the Federal Government to release Kanu immediately if they can’t afford his medications and food.
“IPOB is more than capable to provide our leader with 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 have illegally keeping him in prison.
“IPOB will not take it lightly with them if anything untoward happens to him. They cannot succeed in breaking him down.
“We in IPOB understand the recent actions of the DSS as a plot to systematically diminish and finally kill Kanu by starving him of his drugs and food.
“But we wish to remind the Nigerian government and all who are remotely interested in Nigeria to bear in mind that IPOB and in fact Biafrans will wage unending wars with the Nigerian state if anything untoward happens to Kanu.
“This is not a threat but a promise that generations of Biafrans must keep even after the Biafra Nation has been restored.
“Several times, we have called on Mallam Abubakar Malami and his collaborators to release Kanu as the courts of competent jurisdictions have ordered.
“More so, the United Nations Working Group gave directives for Kanu to be released and be compensated by this Nigeria government, but Malami, the Fulani cabals, and other self-seeking politicians have refused to obey court verdicts”, the statement reads.