IPOB accuses DSS of starving Nnamdi Kanu


The Indigenous People of Biafra on Saturday said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is being starved by the Department of State Services, DSS, and has not been fed for three days consecutively.

IPOB, in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the Nigerian government should take Kanu to prison as he would be better off there than DSS custody.

The group said it wished to place the world on notice over the continued maltreatment and humiliation of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of DSS custody, Abuja.

IPOB said, “The evil and compromised Nigeria DSS security agent has decided to use starvation and hunger strategy to eliminate our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in 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.


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“They are asking the Nigeria government and security agencies that is busy granting and releasing bandits and real terrorists every day to transfer our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to a Nigerian prison/Correctional Centre, where persons awaiting trial are kept.”

IPOB said nothing must happen to Kanu, in detention, saying that “Nigerian DSS has denied our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, food since three to four days now.”


The group put the world and rights groups on notice over the alleged atrocities and torture being meted out upon their leader.

“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 anymore,” IPOB added.