The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is presently ill at the Kuje Prison, where he is being held for alleged treason.
The group, in a press statement signed by its spokespersons; Emma Nmezu and Clifford Iroanya described as most shocking, the arrest and detention of any member of his family who dared to visit him in prison.
“We condemn the incessant harassment and security threats towards our leader, who has been indetention since Oct 14th 2015 in Kuje prison Abuja and the harassment of the members, friends and relatives, who went to visit him in prison,” the statement said.
IPOB also accused prison authorities of shooting poisonous gas into Nnamdi Kanu’s cell to suffocate him.
“We have warned before and will continue to warn mankind that the world should pray nothing happens to our leader, because if his present illness gets worse the IPOB worldwide will not take it easy with the Nigerian government,” the group added.