Self-styled Prime Minister of Biafra Republic Government in Exile, Simon Ekpa, has said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, should not be blamed for the actions carried out by agitators in the South-East.
Ekpa stated this in a video he shared on social media.
He said, “The reason for us not taking orders anymore from the DSS dungeon is to safeguard our leader. We want our leader to be safe, we want to exonerate our leader from anything that Biafrans will be doing for his own best interests.
“So any actions that Biafra people will be taking in Biafra land you don’t attach Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to it. Any actions that Biafrans will be taking in Biafra land for the freedom of Biafra, freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and freedom of all prisoners of conscience you do not bring Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to it.”
Ekpa’s words followed a letter purportedly from Kanu that ordered a stop to the sit-at-home protest observed in the South-East.
Reacting, Ekpa stated that the letter couldn’t have been written by Kanu, adding that it must have been written by the Department of State Services, an agency holding Kanu in detention.
Ekpa then requested Kanu’s release and also a broadcast from Finland by the IPOB leader before the sit-at-home can be stopped.