Many DSS Inmates Have Tested Positive For Tuberculosis — Kanu Alleges


Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK), leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), has alleged that many inmates at the Department of State Services (DSS), headquarters in Abuja, are infected with tuberculosis.

According to him, through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, he urged the Federal Government to alert the World Health Organization (WHO) and Red Cross Society, for intervention to avoid an epidemic.

Aloy who disclosed this on Twitter after visiting the IPOB leader on Thursday said that he also observed that Kanu’s failing health needed urgent attention.

“I visited with #MNK today in the company of Prince Emma Kanu & one of his other Lawyers. Onyendu directed that I extend his profound condolences to Mrs Rachel Nwosu on the demise of her gallant husband.

“He disclosed that numerous detainees at the DSS have now tested positive for Tuberculosis.

“He hopes the Nigerian Government would alert the WHO & Red Cross to intervene before it becomes a pandemic inside the DSS.

“Onyendu’s poor health persists & he’s still not getting the required care.

“While I was with him, I observed his noticeable discomfort, malaise & general ill health. He salutes all who remain faithful & steadfast.”

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Confirming this in an interview, Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanu expressed worry over the sad development, wondering if it was a deliberate ploy to infest his brother with tuberculosis.

He however called for urgent action to avert an epidemic of infectious disease.

Recall that Kanu first raised the alarm of tuberculosis at the facility when he said that an inmate suffering from the disease was relocated close to his cell block.

The inmate according to him was arrested in Ohafia in September 2022 and transferred to the DSS facility.


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