Lagos - The National Coordinator for the Idiginous People of Biafra (IPOB) Chidiebere Onwudiwe has denied claims that the face of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was not tortured by the State Secret Service, and insists that the founder of Radio Biafra is sick.
He said this in an telephone interview with News24 on Tuesday.
Vincent Obetta, official counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, had said in the media that he is in good health and was not tortured.
The national coordinator of IPOB while speaking on the Aba protests, said that the protests are not new. He said members of the group were surprised at the soldiers who were on ground.
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Onwudiwe said soldiers who served under 144 Battalion started shooting in the air, to scare people, who refused to turn back.
“I was monitoring the march from both flanks, that is the back and the front, so I did not see when the people were shot, but I counted three dead people. One looked like he had been strangled” he said.
He revealed that though many people were injured it did not deter them from their aim of asking for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and for the freedom of Biafra from the clutches of Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu is the director of Radio Biafra and leader of IPOB. He was arrested by the State Security Service (DSS) in Lagos in October 2015 on conspiracy and terrorism charges that were later dropped, and treasonable felony charges brought against him.
- News 24