Proscribed Igbo secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over the state of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to produce him in court for the resumption of his trial on Monday.
In a message by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, made available to Ripples Nigeria on Tuesday, the group allege that Kanu may have been killed while in the DSS custody.
Powerful hinged the group’s fear on the failure of the secret police to produce the Biafra agitator in court as an indication that he may have been killed.
The statement reads:
“We are no longer comfortable with this development. We have enough grounds to suspect foul play.
“With the failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today without any cogent reason and coupled with the torture meted out to him since his abduction in Kenya, we are worried about the safety of our Leader.
“The failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today confirms our fear over the uncertainty concerning his health.
“Considering his deteriorating health condition since he was kidnapped and the refusal of DSS to grant him access to his personal physicians, it is possible that our Leader may have been killed.
“But we want the Fulani federal government to know that if anything should happen to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, they will hear from us.”
Join the conversation
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...