The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged the Department of State Services, DSS, is using hunger and starvation as a tool to eliminate Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group said DSS was using maltreatment and humiliation against Kanu in their custody.
According to the statement: “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 centres, they should send him to Kuje prison pending his court dates.”
“We are asking the Nigerian government and security agencies that is 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 are 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 civilised 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,”