The Chief Whip of the Senate and former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has refuted claims on social media that he instructed Nigeria’s secret police, Department of State Services (DSS) to work against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Prince, had on Tuesday alleged that the DSS operatives denied the separatist leader food and also not allowed him to see his medical test results.
Reports are also being circulated that Senator Kalu told the DSS operatives not to feed Nnamdi Kanu after his visit to Kanu in the DSS facility in Abuja on Monday, November 29.
Reacting on his verified Facebook page, Kalu debunked the reports, while urging Nigerians to ignore them.
Kalu said, “A friend said the statement below is been (sic) circulated on social media and I urge you to please ignore as it’s a big fat lie and cheap propaganda. The circulating lie says, “When Senator Orji Uzor Kalu visited DSS and Mazi Nnamdi, he told the DSS to stop giving Nnamdi Kanu food and Nnamdi Kanu has been living without food since then.
“My brief take is that there is nothing one would do that people won’t talk about. If you don’t visit, they will blame you for not visiting. If you visit, they will still blame you. But more sympathetic to me is those that believe and propagate any cock-and-bull story. If the agenda is to create hatred between me and my brothers, it’s a waste of time because my people love me and I love them too. I will always respond to hate with love.”