IPOB threatens protest over alleged maltreatment of Kanu

IPOB threatens protest over alleged maltreatment of Kanu

-The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have threatened to embark on a major protest if anything happens to its detained leader and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu while in prison

-The IPOB alleged that Kanu was been denied access to food and toiletries by prison officials

-The group have demanded the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB threatens protest over alleged maltreatment of Kanu
Leader, IPOB and director Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu during his recent appearance at the Federal High Court in Abuja

The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have threatened to embark on a major protest if anything happens to its detained leader and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu while in prison.

The group was reacting to allegations that Kanu had been denied access to food and toiletries by some officials at the Kuje prison.

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Addressing journalists in Nnewi, Anambra state, IPOB media and publicity officer, Emma Powerful, alleged that Kanu was had been subjected to serious intimidation and harassment by some prison officials.

He said: "The inhuman treatment being melted to Kanu was meant to demoralize him as directed by the federal government’s agents, who are now convinced that he will be set free by the court at the end of the day and they now resorted to denying him access to food in order to starve him to death."

He maintained that the action, if true, would attract a protest "never heard of in Nigeria."

Similarly, the Igbo spiritual leader, Rommy Ezeonwuka has appealed to the federal government to unconditionally release Kanu adding the agitation of the group could be more pronounced if anything happens to him in prison.

Meanwhile, The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members have resolved to start carrying guns in self-defence from Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

The groups spokesman, Emma Nmezu, stated that failure to carry arms had exposed its members to attacks and killings by security agents.

Source: Legit.ng

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