The Department of State Services, DSS, has dismissed reports of poisoning Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in its custody.
DSS said the issue with Kanu was not political; hence Nigerians should discountenance the report of poisoning.
There have been reports that DSS was poisoning Kanu in its custody.
It was claimed that some youths are planning to burn down government properties in the Southeast.
In line with this claim, IPOB accused DSS of secretly and systematically trying to kill Kanu by denying him access to his medical doctors.
However, an operative of DSS who spoke on the ground of anonymity, said Kanu is being treated well.
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 he 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.”