- Decries arrest of his visitors
By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that its intelligence unit has discovered that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is presently ill in Kuje Prisons, Abuja.
In a statement to THISDAY which was signed by its spokespersons of the group; Emma Nmezu and Clifford Iroanya, the group alleged that Kanu is currently ill in prison.
It added that what is most shocking is that any member of his family who dares to visit him in prison would be arrested and detained.
Part of the statement sent to THISDAY read: “We condemn the incessant harassment and security threats towards our leader who has been in detention since October 14, 2015, in Kuje prison, Abuja, and the harassment of IPOB members, friends and the relatives who went to visit him in Kuje prison.
“They have devised another way of arresting anybody who goes to visit him in Kuje prison, and this is bad.”
They also accused prison authorities and the warders in Kuje prison of shooting poisonous gas into Kanu’s cell to suffocate him.
The statement added that the canisters of poisonous gas with bullet shell fired into Kanu’s cell had been sent to the British Government who recently went to visit their leader.
They added: “We have in our possession incontrovertible evidence which has now been sent to the United State for exhaustive analysis of the toxic chemical content.”
The group further added; “The All Progressives Congress APC-led government cannot tell the world where Kanu and his members committed crime but they are still holding him and some other members in the prison and security cells through out the country.
“We have warned before and will continue to warn mankind that the world should pray nothing happens to Kanu because if his present illness gets worse, the IPOB worldwide will not take it easy with the Nigeria government.