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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Escaped From DSS Custody in Abuja? Fact Emerges



Claims have appeared online saying Biafra separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has escaped from DSS custody with case file. The posters said the IPOB leader’s alleged escape was “executed with meticulous planning and precision, catching the authorities off guard”

A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings in a report published on Thursday, June 13

Some posts on the social networking site, Facebook, claim that Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has escaped from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

Although he has been brought to court multiple times, Nigerian authorities are to grant him freedom or possibly imprison him for alleged offences against the country.

The Facebook post reads:

“Breaking news: Nnamdi Kanu escapes from DSS custody with case file.

“According to reliable sources, Kanu’s escape was executed with meticulous planning and precision, catching the authorities off guard. Details surrounding the escape remain murky, with speculation ranging insider assistance to external support.”

Similar posts can also be found here and here.

But has the IPOB leader truly escaped from DSS custody? A fact-checking platform, Africa Check, investigated.

Following its scrutiny, the media platform said if Kanu had managed to escape from custody, it would have been in the news. No credible media outlet reported the said escape.

It, therefore, ruled the claim “false”.

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