July 26, (THEWILL) – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed concerns over the health of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group expressed fears that his deteriorating health condition since being kidnapped and the failure of the secret service to grant him access to his personal physicians made it possible that he may have been killed.
The group, which frowned at the Federal Government’s failure to produce Kanu in court in Abuja on Monday, described the act as a deliberate and wicked plot to inflict further torture on him as well as confirmation of fears over uncertainty of his health condition.
IPOB, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said, producing Kanu in court was the only way to prove he was still alive.
It also demanded the unconditional release of persons arrested in Abuja and other parts of the country for their solidarity with Kanu.
The statement partly reads: “The failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today is confirming 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.
“DSS should prove us wrong by producing our leader in court or granting his lawyers and family members access to him. We are running out of patience. Nigeria should not take IPOB for granted. Our leader must not die in detention.
“We also wish to heartily commend all markets, banks and government agencies, motor parks, transport companies, etc who showed solidarity to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu without formal announcements from IPOB leadership. We thank all Biafrans and friends of Biafran who in one way or the other solidarised with our leader today.”