Simon Ekpa, a well-known separatist and proponent of Biafra, recently urged the Igbo community to reject rumors that an alleged letter from Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was circulating.
On Friday, Ekpa, a lawyer who represents himself as the Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government, made this allegation.
CREEBHILLS had earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu had voiced his opinions regarding the disruptive sit-at-home protests in the troubled South-East region.
Simon Ekpa received a particular request from the troubled secessionist group’s head to end all sit-at-home operations in the region in reaction to the circumstance.
Kanu also told Ekpa to avoid giving directives that were contrary to those of the governors.
Kanu distanced himself from the sit-at-home protests and the ensuing wave of violence, cautioning that anyone enforcing such actions in the South-East is not a true follower of his cause and should face legal consequences.
However, Simon Ekpa refuted the authenticity of the letter, stating that it is a fabrication created by mischief-makers who oppose the liberation of Biafra. According to him, there are forces at work trying to hinder Biafra’s quest for independence.
Reiterating his call for the release of Kanu to ensure lasting peace in the southeast, he said: “Our attention has been drawn to the fake letter from the pit of hell being paraded by Nigerian media claiming that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wrote a letter. It is not only a joke but an insult taken too far that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra is being misrepresented in this way. As the Prime Minister of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I call on all Biafrans to disregard the fake letter coming from DSS.”