The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have alleged that their embattled leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is still in DSS custody, is suffering from heart disease and nutritional deficiencies.
The separatist group made the claim in a statement issued by the group’s spokeswoman, Emma Strong, on Tuesday, March 14. They challenged the DSS to prove them wrong by allowing Kanu’s doctor to come in to examine him.
The Statement Read:-
“A common sense question for the DSS is whether anyone is ever fine in their solitary confinement facility, especially someone they have refused a change of clothes, refused his praying shawl and denied access to his doctor when they are fully aware that he has a health issue.
“If DSS claimed that Kanu is adequately being taken care of and that IPOB and his lawyers are deceiving the public for sympathy, they should allow unfiltered access to his physician to investigate his present health status.
“It is imperative to deliver this message to the public that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s health condition is still deteriorating inside DSS solitary confinement as a result of poor or lack of medical attention and feeding.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has an unresolved nutrient deficiency. He also has an ear and heart condition that requires urgent surgery. DSS should release MNK unconditionally as ordered by the court or take him to specialists for proper medical examination and treatment. Recruiting media dogs to attack IPOB, MNK, and his legal team will not exonerate them should anything bad happen to our leader.”
Also reacting to claim of IPOB lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor allegedly working against Kanu, Powerful said;
“How could someone with a sane mind say that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who has been under serious attacks from DSS and the Nigeria Army, is working against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB?”