By Philips Sunday
Nigeria, (AN24) – The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has re-echoed its earlier allegation that the Federal Government was planning to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Maximum prison, Abuja on October 1, during Nigeria’s 56th independent anniversary celebration.
Recall last week the IPOB alleged that Mr. Kanu’s life was under serious threat because the Department of State Services (DSS) have been using some unscrupulous prison officials to unleash some dehumanizing treatments, such as firing dangerous chemical substance into the cell room of Mr. Kanu who has been in detention since October 14th, 2015 in Kuje prison Abuja.
It would also be recalled that the IPOB had warned that nothing must happen to its leader or hell will be let loosed.
The IPOB said: “We have warned before and will continue to warn that nothing happens to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, he should be released to go and get adequate treatment from his doctors for his present ill health, which came as a result of the aggravated abuse of his fundamental rights in prison”.
Meanwhile, the IPOB while reacting to President Buhari’s comment where he advised Igbo Corp members to tell Biafra agitators to forget about Biafra Republic, stated that Nigerians want the country to divide despite President Muhammadu Buhari and others insisting on the country’s unity.
The Biafran group in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, alleged that President Buhari freed a terrorist Kabiru Umar (a.k.a Kabiru Sokoto) but disobeyed court orders on unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement reads in part: “Is the government not sure of the ability of its legal team to make a strong case for the conviction of Kanu? Is government impatient with the rule of law to the extent that it now wants to take the laws into its hands and resort to extra-judicial killing which has always been its second nature?
“What is the rationale behind government’s preference for the freedom of a terrorist and mass murderer over compliance with the rulings of courts of competent jurisdictions? Even with his limited education and non-existent leadership training plus lack of updated skills in modern and democratic governance, Buhari should at least respect the constitution of the country he is claiming to be the president of.” The statement added.
Meanwhile Kanu alongside his co-accused, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi are facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony,brought against them by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Although they have been granted bail twice by a federal high court sitting in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government has refused to obey the court orders raising doubts over the possibility of Mr. Kanu and his co-accused regaining freedom.