On Monday, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, slammed the Directorate of State Services for denying Nnamdi Kanu access to visitors.
IPOB also condemned the claims by the DSS that the lack of personnel to handle the logistics for Nnamdi Kanu’s visitors because of Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi state elections was partly responsible for denying him access to visitors.
IPOB said the claims are “laughable and suspicious”.
The pro-Biafran group stated this in a press statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, on Monday, adding that the DSS refusal to grant Kanu access to visitors is a calculated attempt to torture and make things difficult for him.
The statement read, “On Thursday, November 9, 2023, DSS refused to allow Mazi Kanu access to his visitors on a flimsy excuse.
“The DSS claims of not having enough personnel to handle the logistics for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s visitors because of Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states elections as a reason for denying him access to his weekly visitors is ridiculously laughable.
“During the general elections of the presidential, governorship, national assembly, and state Assembly, our leader was allowed visitors to visit him at the DSS solitary confinement and detention facility.
“So why should DSS deprive Mazi Nnamdi KANU of visitors because of Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states’ governorship elections? This is a calculated attempt to torture and make things difficult for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“The DSS’s excuse of denying our leader visitors as ordered by the court is suspicious. We, therefore, warn DSS to be careful in handling the issues of our leader. We do not expect any excuses or selective visitors for our leader going forward.
“IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu understand the gimmicks of the DSS and the Federal Government of Nigeria.