August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

IPOB asks DSS to produce Kanu to prove he’s not dead

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed disappointment over Federal Government’s failure to produce its detained leader Nnamdi Kanu in court in Abuja on Monday.

The group described the act as deliberate and wicked plot to inflict further torture on its leader as well as confirmation of fear over uncertainty of his health condition.

In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB insisted producing Kanu was the only way to prove to its members he was still alive.

It also demanded unconditional release of those arrested in Abuja and other parts of the country for their solidarity to its leader.

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 member’s 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.”