The Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently in detention, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS), of threatening to kill him like the late Chief Moshood Abiola (M.K.O Abiola).
The lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Ifeanyi Ejiofor told reporters: “It’s very instructive to note at this juncture that we were reliably informed by Nnamdi Kanu that during the period of his arrest and unlawful incarceration in the custody of the DSS, he was threatened to be killed by the investigating officers, if he refused to cooperate with them. He was also told that Abiola was murdered in a manner that remained shrouded in secrecy; that he would be killed in similar manner, if he refused to drop his agitation for self-determination.
“He was further informed by the investigating officers that they had the backing and approval of powers that be to send him to his grave. And in response, Nnamdi Kanu assured them that killing him would not stop the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra for self-determination; that killing him in the manner being expressed by them would rather attract the wrath of God on the families of those that kill him; that not only them but their generations unborn will be visited by the wrath of God.”
Late Chief M.K.O Abiola died on July 7, 1998 on the day he was due to be released from the detention under suspicious circumstances briefly after the death of General Sani Abacha. The official autopsy stated that Abiola died of natural causes, but Abacha’s chief security officer, Al-Mustapha supposed he was beaten to death.
Kanu, who is in detention since October, was accused of treasonable felony by the Federal government of Nigeria.