The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that their leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, is battling with nutrient deficiency and heart diseases.
The secessionist group made the claim in a statement released by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday, March 14. They challenged the DSS to prove them wrong by allowing Kanu’s physician attend to him.
The statement reads:
“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.”
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB lawyer, who was accused of working against Kanu, was defended by Powerful, who stated:
“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?”