The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has tasked the Department of Security Services (DSS) to show evidence that its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is alive saying it suspected foul play in the failure to bring him to court last Monday.
The group said that its charge follows fears that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu may have been killed in DSS detention.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in a statement obtained by GreenWhiteGreen GWG said: “We are no longer comfortable with this development. We have enough grounds to suspect foul play.
“With the failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today without any cogent reason and coupled with the torture meted out to him since his abduction in Kenya, we are worried about the safety of our Leader.
“The failure of DSS to produce our leader (Nnamdi Kanu) 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.”
IPOB also commended all markets, banks and government agencies, motor parks, transport companies, who it claimed expressed solidarity with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by closing shop on Monday despite no formal directive from IPOB.
“We thank all Biafrans and friends of Biafran who in one way or the other solidarised with our leader today.
“We also demand unconditional release of all those arrested today in Abuja and other parts of the country for their solidarity to our leader. Nigeria must release them,” the statement added.