by Maazi Obinna Akuwudike
There’ s an old English saying about giving a dog a bad name in other to have an excuse to kill it.
This may become the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, who is presently held in the custody of the State Security Service DSS, following his re- arrest, under circumstances yet to be fully disclosed.
The government of General Muhammadu Buhari have levelled against Nnamdi Kanu, several allegations, from gun running, to treason to terrorism.
The recent allegations by a certain commander of the Eastern Security Network ESN, the security wing of the IPOB, claiming amongst other things, that Nnamdi Kanu had demanded for two thousand human heads, for the burial of one of his late commanders, Ikonso, sounds as ridiculous and unreal, as his claims that ten girls were killed for fortification rituals.
Before such claims can be taken seriously, and knowing the desperation of the Nigerian government to pin as much crimes on Nnamdi Kanu as possible, to have good excuse to hang him, independent experts must be called in to put their evidence under the microscope, to determine whether the claims and allegations against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are real or false.
First of all, the so- called commander must be made to undertake a polygraph, to determine if his testimony is real, or one he was forced to give by his captors.
He should also give the location of the said human heads, as well as the bodies of the ten girls used for the so- called rituals.
He must also also give a date when these things took place, so independent experts can carbon date the bodies recovered (if any), to confirm they do not belong to freshly killed people, sacrificed to back up the claims of the government.
There are still other questions that must be asked, such as when Nnamdi Kanu instructed him to get the heads, or kill the so- called ten girls for rituals. What means did he talk to him through? Was it through email, and can it be traced back to Nnamdi Kanu?
These and more are the questions needed to ask, to punch holes in the allegations being brought against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or to confirm them as real.
If the Nigerian government cannot back up these accusations with undeniable facts, it would be against the law holding Nnamdi Kanu any further.