The Indigenous People of Biafra has said its controversial leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is critically ill in Kuje prison.
The group said it got the information from Kanu’s lawyers who visited him recently,
In a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, on Saturday, the group said Kanu was suffering from chest and abdominal pains as well as a violent cough.
According to Punch, the group alleged that Kanu’s poor health might not be unconnected with the bad treatment he had been allegedly subjected to by prisons officials.
It called on the international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow its leader to have access to medical treatment.
The statement read, “We have notified the international community about his present condition which include debilitating abdominal pains and occasional tightening of the chest resulting in cough, which has persisted.
“The Department of State Services has this information in its record and we suggest it makes it public for the world to know. Kanu’s loss of blood through bleeding from the nose prompted the agency to send in an external doctor to examine him while in their custody.”
The group also declared its support for the United States Republican Party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
The group ranked Trump among other world leaders such as Vladimir Putin of Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Angela Merkel of Germany.
It said Americans and the world should be desirous to see Trump as the next US President.
It also expressed hope that if Trump became the President of the US, he would address “the plight of Biafrans.”
The statement added, “We are calling on the international community, world leaders like Vladimir Putin of Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Angela Merkel of Germany and Donald Trump, whom the good people of America, to come and make the US greater. These leaders and others who recognise the ideals of freedom for all should come to our rescue.”
The group decried the DSS’ declaration of the wife of its leader, Uchechi and one Powerful as wanted persons.
“The DSS should have known that IPOB is a non-violent organisation committed to the liberation of the people of Biafra and has not been involved in any violent act or crime during its protests in Nigeria and across the globe,” the group added.