Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged continued maltreatment and humiliation of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja.
The group, in a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, also alleged continued confinement of its leader to a solitary cell under harsh conditions since his rendition to Nigeria.
It insisted that Kanu should be sent to Kuje Prison pending his court dates, warning that nothing should happen to him in detention.
The statement partly reads, “We 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, 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 a correctional center. They should send him to Kuje Prison pending his court dates.
“We are asking the Nigerian government and security agencies that are busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists every day to transfer our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the Nigeria prison/Correctional Centre where persons awaiting trial are kept.
“Nigeria’s DSS has denied our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu food since three to four days now. Nothing should happen to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention.
“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, Canada, German government and other western and civilised countries in Europe should prevail on Nigeria, 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.”