According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday accused the Department of State Services, DSS, of using hunger and starvation as a tool to eliminate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group urged the governments of the United States of American, the United Kingdom, the Israeli government, Canada, the German government and other western countries to take note.
Powerful said: “We are the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU. We wish to place the world on notice over the continued maltreatment and humiliation of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, custody in Abuja.
“The evil and compromised Nigeria DSS security agent has decided to use starvation and hunger strategy to eliminate our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU in the custody.
“They have continued to confine him to a solitary cell under harsh conditions since his rendition to Nigeria in June. Solitary confinement is not correctional centers, they should send him to Kuje prison pending his court dates.”
IPOB called on the Federal Government to transfer Kanu from DSS custody to Kuje prison.
The separatist group also warned that nothing should happen to Kanu while in DSS detention.
“We are asking the Nigerian government and security agencies that are busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists every day to transfer our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU to the Nigeria prison/Correctional Centre where persons awaiting trial and kept.
“Nothing should happen to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention.
“Nigeria DSS has denied our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu food for three to four days now.
“The whole world should take note of these atrocities and torture being meted out against our innocent Leader. Amnesty International and other human rights groups should take note. American government, Israeli government, Canada, German government, and other western and civilized countries in the UK and Europe should prevail on Nigeria, DSS to stop starving and torturing our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. His rights should not be violated anymore.
“Nigeria should take our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU to prison custody and stop violating his rights at the DSS cell,” he added.