The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS), threatened to kill him like the late Chief Moshood Abiola (M.K.O Abiola). According to Punch, Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor said “(It is) 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 in detention in 1998, under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has denied plotting to forcefully free Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was charged with treasonable felony by the Federal Government of Nigeria.