The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked Federal Government to transfer its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to a prison in the Southeast.
The call followed Tuesday’s attack on the Kuje prison.
Kanu is in detention in the facility of the Department of State Services, DSS, Abuja.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB alleged the Kuje attack was planned with certain security operatives to kill IPOB detainees in the prison.
It alleged that similar plot was being hatched to attack Abuja DSS facility with the intent to kill its leader.
The separatist group also demanded for Kanu’s unconditional release, expressing worry over his safety in Abuja.
The statement reads in part:” Our intelligence unit uncovered the Fulani evil plan against our leader. We are therefore demanding that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be transferred immediately to a prison in the Eastern region for his safety because if anything untoward happens to him Nigeria will see and feel total and consuming madness even after the Biafran Nation’s freedom is fully achieved they will never have peace.
“Kuje prison attack was pre-planned with full knowledge of the decutity agencies. The question the world should ask Nigeria military is why bandits and terrorists did operation for more than 4 hours in the country’s capital Nigeria Government and its security agencies did not show up until they finished their attack?
“We are demanding for the unconditional release of our leader or for him to be transferred to a prison in the South-East. Our leader is not safe in Abuja. The impostor president is aware of what happened in katsina and Kuje prison. The next attack is DSS and their singular target as always will be Biafrans detained in the custody of the DSS and our leader Nnamdi Kanu is detained in the DSS custody.
“Detention of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody has assumed a very dangerous stage, this is in view of the ongoing secret meetings between the security Agencies especially DSS of which one of the outcomes was the mobilization of the bandits for a make-believe attack on DSS facility.
“We call on the civilised countries in the world especially UK Government, US government, EU, AU, German Government, Israeli government, Russian government, Canadian Government, French government, and other reputable human right institutions across the world to prevail on Nigeria Government and her compromised security agencies to release our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS custody unhurt because if anything happens to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, the story would never remain the same and the consequences is better not imagined.”
“We want to let the world know that IPOB members were profiled and detained in Kuje prison yards for simply being persons indigenous to Biafra and of Igbo race. we have their details and want them alive because if anything untoward happens to our comrades who are detained in Kuje, IPOB will never take it easy with Nigeria Government and her security agencies.
“It is high time to release these innocent folks who were detained illegally and unjustly, Nigeria cannot continue to detain them indefinitely while allowing terrorists and bandits to come and slaughter them under disguised arrangements by the Buhari-Fulani administration.
“A very pertinent question to ask is: how can bandits and terrorists be rampaging the North, even supposedly attacking president’s convoy and breaking into prison yards to release their colleagues while Buhari and Fulani government deployed and continue to deploy battalion of soldiers to occupy many peaceful communities in Biafraland?”