Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has publicly separated himself from Simon Ekpa, a controversial and self-proclaimed follower of Kanu's.
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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegations that it poisoned IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu while he was in its custody.

After explaining that Kanu’s problem was not political, DSS advised that Nigerians disregard the poisoning rumour.

It has been rumoured that while in DSS custody, Kanu was poisoned.

It was said that some young people in the Southeast were planning to set government buildings on fire.

In keeping with this assertion, IPOB has accused DSS of surreptitiously and systematically trying to kill Kanu by preventing him from seeing his medical professionals.

Speaking to NewsXtra about Kanu’s treatment while protecting his identity, an anonymous DSS agent contradicted this.

He said: “Nnamdi Kanu can’t be denied access to his doctors, and what is happening to him is political. Even if the prisoner is a hardened criminal, we treat him well, so Kanu’s case is not different.

“There is no truth in the claim that DSS is poisoning Kanu; it’s all a lie – he has access to his doctors. However, he has his medical issues but is not denied access to his doctors.

“You know we should not expect anything good from IPOB, their issue and agenda are against the government so disregard all these reports.”

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