Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Monday, claimed that there are plans by the federal authorities to infect him with tuberculosis.
Kanu cried out through his special counsel, Barr Aloy Ejimakor. Ejimakor, through his verified Twitter handle, described the allegation as ‘ominous’.
According to him, “Today, my associate, Barr Mandela, met with Onyendu #MNK at the DSS.
“He reports that MNK directed me to make it public that he had an episode of profuse nose-bleed yesterday & that the DSS has transferred a detainee diagnosed with tuberculosis to his cell block. This is ominous.”
Adadareporters.com reports that Kanu is being held at the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja. He is accused of running a proscribed group, jumping bail in 2017 and treason.
Kanu was arrested in Nairobi, Kenya, and brought to Nigeria in 2021 by a combined intelligence team of both countries. Nigeria’s Court of Appeal however ruled that the manner of Kanu’s arrest and repatriation to Nigeria violated international laws and his fundamental human rights. The court subsequently discharged and acquitted him.
But the Nigerian government has refused to release him. The government rather sought for stay of execution at the Supreme Court.
TB, caused by a bacterium, usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, the disease can be fatal.