Nnamdi Kanu hails Biafra, IPOB supporters as UN condemns Nigeria's DSS treatment

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has sent words to Biafra supporters worldwide.

Kanu commended his loyalists and Igbos supporting the exit of the South-East from Nigeria for staying focused.

A member of his legal team, Aloy Ejimakor, conveyed the message on Tuesday.

“I just concluded a visitation with #Onyendu”, the lawyer tweeted after visiting the Department of State Services (DSS).

“He salutes all Umuchineke for remaining focused on the mission of the moment.

“He’s happy with the ‘Urgppeals’ issued by the UN against Nigeria & Kenya & salutes @MaziKanuntaKanu & Bindmans for their efforts in this regard”, Ejimakor added.

Kanu’s message came as the United Nations (UN) raised concerns about his detention and treatment.

A document by the Special Rapporteur asked Nigeria to provide proof to show it has been complying with international laws.

It said since his movement to Nigeria from Kenya, Kanu was on many occasions denied family visits, confidential access to a lawyer and necessary medical treatment for underlying illness.

“While we do not prejudge the accuracy of these allegations, we would like to express our concern in relation to the enforced disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu from June 19, 2021, until his reappearance at Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja on June 29, 2021, and his reported illegal rendition from Nairobi to Abuja without judicial process.

“We are further alarmed by the alleged torture and ill-treatment Mr Kanu has been subjected to during his detention by the DSS in Nigeria. If confirmed, these allegations would constitute prima facie violations of fundamental human rights, including the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of liberty and the absolute and non-derogable prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment under the International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights…

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