The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, must be rushed to a specialised hospital immediately so that he can receive treatment for his deteriorating health.
In a statement released on Friday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful warned that Kanu’s failing heart requires immediate medical attention.
He claimed that Kanu, who was rushed to what he described as an inadequate DSS clinic in Abuja on Monday, February 27, 2023, for a medical emergency, requires the care of his personal physician.
According to him, rushing him to the DSS clinic is unnecessary and may be detrimental to his health.
The statement reads in parts: “The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the continued deteriorating health of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu who was rushed to an ill-equiped DSS clinic on a medical emergency in Abuja on Monday February 27, 2023. We are aware that the Nigeria Government and her DSS, including the British High Commissioner in Abuja, planned to kill Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu in DSS solitary confinement but they should also be ready for the consequences.
“Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is critically ill in the DSS solitary confinement and must be released unconditionally to attend to his deteriorating health urgently. The Nigeria government must do the needful now that there is time to avoid negative consequences that may follow.”