The Indigenous People of Biafra has reacted to the failure of the Department of State Services to provide its chief, Nnamdi Kanu, to proceed his trial on the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday.
IPOB said that the DSS operatives may need killed Kanu of their custody.
The group additionally lamented that the DSS had denied Kanu’s legal professionals and members of the family to have entry to him in detention for the final one week.
IPOB dared the Nigerian authorities to not joke with its energy, whereas calling for the discharge of all these arrested for coming to witness the trial on Monday.
These have been contained in a press release by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, made out there to SaharaReporters on Monday.
SaharaReporters had reported that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court adjourned Kanu’s trial to October 21, because of the failure of the Nigerian Government to provide him in court docket on Monday.
Reacting, IPOB mentioned, “We the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra under the command and leadership of our great leader, Nnamdi Kanu, condemn the seek and hide attitude of the Department of State Services, DSS, and its systematic delay and failure to produce our leader in court today in Abuja.
“This was a deliberate and wicked plot to inflict further torture on our leader who they have kept incommunicado for some days now. In the past seven days, DSS has refused our lawyers and our leader’s family members access to him. This is wickedness!
“We are no longer comfortable with this development. We have enough grounds to suspect foul play. With the failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today without any cogent reason and coupled with the torture meted out to him since his abduction in Kenya, we are worried about the safety of our leader.
“The failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today is confirming our fear over the uncertainty concerning his health. Considering his deteriorating health condition since he was kidnapped and the refusal of DSS to grant him access to his personal physicians, it is possible that our leader may have been killed.
“DSS should prove us wrong by producing our leader in court or granting his lawyers and family members access to him. We are running out of patience. Nigeria should not take IPOB for granted. Our leader must not die in detention.
“We also demand unconditional release of all those arrested today in Abuja and other parts of the country for their solidarity with our leader. Nigeria must release them.”