Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The family of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the IPOB Leader has been poisoned in detention.
Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, said his brother did not complain of any poison when he met with him on Thursday at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS.
He wondered how the rumour emanated but said he would hear from his brother on Monday when he hoped to meet with him again.
Prince Emmanuel urged members of the public, to disregard the said voice note the source of which he said could not be verified.
He urged Kanu’s followers, Biafrans and members of the public not to resort to violence but to remain calm as he hoped to see and hear from his brother again on Monday.
Prince Emmanuel had posted on his Facebook page the outcome of the Thursday’s meeting with him.
The post obtained by Ikengaonline read: “I met with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the company of Evangelist, and Barr Nnaemeka Ejiofor, at Department of State Services, Abuja.
“As always, we focused more on victories recorded and way forward. He maintained that this struggle for liberation remains a collective fight and thanked those who have not betrayed the struggle.
“He said Nigeria has continuously flouted the orders of her own court and such will never be tolerated in IPOB. Those who attack this noble structure were not there when it was built and can never be brought down.
“This movement is divine. To me, IPOB is a huge achievement for our people and for men and women of good conscience. We have come that humanity may be set free.”
Meanwhile, the voice note which is currently trending on the social media claimed that Kanu had been poisoned in detention, urging ‘Biafrans’ to resort to violence against the Nigeria State.
The voice claimed that the alleged death of Kanu had marked the beginning of the end of Nigeria and a breaking point in the struggle for Biafra liberation.