The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is being starved by the Department of State Services, DSS, and has not been fed for three days consecutively.
IPOB, in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the Nigerian government should take Kanu to prison as he would be better of there than DSS custody.
The group said it wished to place the world on notice over the continued maltreatment and humiliation of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of DSS custody, Abuja.
“The evil and compromised Nigeria DSS security agent has 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 correctional centers. They should send him to Kuje Prison, pending his court dates.
“They are asking the Nigeria government and security agencies that is busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists everyday to transfer our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to a Nigerian prison/Correctional Centre, where persons awaiting trial are kept,” IPOB said.
IPOB said nothing must happen to Kanu, in detention, saying that “Nigerian DSS has denied our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, food since three to four days now.”
According to IPOB, the whole world should take note of these atrocities and torture being meted out against Kanu, calling on Amnesty International, and other human rights groups to take note.
“American government; Israeli government; Canadian government; German government; and, other Western and civilised countries in the UK and Europe, should prevail on Nigerian DSS to stop starving and torturing our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. His rights should not be violated any more,” it added.
IPOB said the Nigeria should take its leader, Kanu to prison custody and stop violating his rights at the DSS cell.