Unless immediate steps are taken to arrest the deteriorating health condition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) currently being detained by the Federal Government in DSS cell, by giving him quick access to his doctor, his life will be in imminent danger.
In a statement Wednesday, Emma Powerful, spokesman of the group claimed that DSS has rebuffed efforts to grant him medical attention.
Consequently, IPOB has called on the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States and other world organizations to prevail on the Federal Government to release Kanu to attend to his health issues.
The IPOB spokesman has warned the Federal Government that “on no account should it allow their leader to die,” threatening that the consequences could only be imagined.
He said: “We are alerting the world about this anomaly to compel Nigerian government to grant our leader doctor’s access to see him for a thorough medical examination, bearing in mind the terrible torture he underwent for eight days at the hands of the Kenyan security agents.
“We wish to unequivocally state that no harm should befall our leader as the consequences can only be imagined.
“This is not a threat but a promise. Nigeria has been wining and dining with bandits and terrorists but dehumanizing and killing peaceful agitators and freedom fighters.
“Our leader has not committed any crime against Nigeria or Kenya governments to warrant being treated as a criminal.
“Human Rights Organizations as well as men and women of goodwill across the world should not watch idly while our leader is being dehumanized by the Nigeria security agents.”
Similarly, IPOB in Australia has taken the case of Kanu’s arrest to the United Nations, African Union, United States of America, G8 nations and International Rights Organizations, urging them to sanction Nigerian government over its role.
Mr. Nnamdi Nwokedi, Community Affairs and Social Director, IPOB Australia, who stated this during a press conference in Umuahia Wednesday, condemned what he described as, “the unlawful extradition of the IPOB leader, Kanu to Nigeria.