Nnamdi Kanu dying, IPOB replies DSS

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has maintained that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is dying, adding that his worsening health status is real.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, made the declaration for the umpteenth time in response to a remark by an operative of the Department of State Services, DSS, that the news about Kanu’s deteriorating health was political.

A DSS operative had dismissed claims that the secret police was poisoning Kanu in its custody.

However, Powerful, in a statement said: “The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership and command of Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, the Prophet, wishes to draw the attention of the public to the press release from Nigeria DSS dismissing the worsening health of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU and labelling IPOB’s press releases as political statements.

“We want to remind DSS and the public that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s deteriorating health is true and can’t be termed a political statement. Nigeria’s government and her secret police, DSS are very much aware that Mazi Nnamdi KANU’s health is failing him from their poisoning, denial of adequate medication for his known ailment and torture by means of starvation as he continues to be held illegally by the DSS in solitary confinement.

“We will not be distracted by the ranting contained in the DSS press statement released through anonymous persons attempting to dismiss and play down the dire health condition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. The reason for this is to distract people from the alarm that has been raised on their intention to systematically and covertly eliminate our leader. The Nigerian Government should know by now that IPOB has zero interest in Nigerian politics. The government can play politics with anything but not with the life of our leader.”

Powerful charged the secret police to explain to Nigerians why Kanu was refused “access to a doctor since the second week of December 2022.”

He wondered why Kanu had not been allowed to take his drugs according to prescription.

“It’s on record that Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU is very sick, and he is dying slowly in the DSS solitary confinement. IPOB members worldwide and Ndigbo will not accept any explanation from anyone if anything should happen to him,” he added.

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