The Indigenous People of Biafra, has accused the Department of States Services of high-handedness in the handling of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in its custody, claiming the DSS is starving and maltreating him.
According to the seccessionist group, the DSS has denied Kanu food, for three days running.
The group called on the security agency to, as a matter of urgency, transfer Kanu to Kuje prison or any other correctional centre, where suspects awaiting trails are kept.
The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement, on Saturday, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent.
The statement read, “We are the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, 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 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.
“They are asking the Nigeria government and security agencies that is busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists everyday to transfer our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to a Nigerian prison/Correctional Centre, where persons awaiting trial are kept.
“Nothing should happen to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in detention.
“Nigerian DSS has denied our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, food since 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; Canadian government; German government; and, other Western and civilised countries in the UK and Europe, should prevail on Nigerian DSS to stop starving and torturing our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. His rights should not be violated any more.
“Nigeria should take our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to prison custody and stop violating his rights at the DSS cell.”