* Declare Simon Ekpa wanted now for sponsoring killings in South East – Kanu
Abuja, Nigeria – The embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has called on members of IPOB to be wary of a controversial, self-acclaimed disciple of his, Simon Ekpa who is sponsoring killings by Unknown Gunmen in the South East
This is as he stated categorically that Ekpa was neither a member of IPOB nor a follower of his self-determination tenets.
Ekpa came onto the international scene in 2020, when he started a petition on the global change platform, change.org, titled, “UK, EU, UN, World Powers Must Start the Process to Dissolve Nigeria 1914 Amalgamation”. The petition had over 84,902 signatures.
However, Kanu who spoke through his special counsel, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said Ekpa was acting out of his own volition and not on his (Kanu’s) orders. The IPOB leader also condemned the killings and urged the Federal Government to investigate and punish the perpetrators.
Ejiofor quoted Kanu as saying, “Simon Ekpa is not a member of IPOB. He should be investigated for the killings in the South-East and cannot be fighting for the self-determination of the Biafra people.
“The fact is clear. Simon Ekpa is being sponsored by persons we cannot mention this time to destroy the South-East. He cannot say he is fighting for Biafra’s emancipation and still instigating criminal elements to go after the people he claims he is fighting to protect.
“Members of the Eastern Security Network are somewhere killing our innocent people. This should tell you that Ekpa is acting out scripts by people who want to devour our lands. Ekpa is not my follower.
“He cannot say he is my follower or disciple. I condemn Simon Ekpa’s activities.
“I never sanctioned any sit-at-home declared by Ekpa. IPOB never authorised or sanctioned it. Go about your normal business and disregard the threats by Ekpa. He is one of the people who do not want peace in our region. Ekpa is not working for me or IPOB.”