The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has levied accusations against the Nigerian government, alleging their financial support of Simon Ekpa with the intention of inciting disturbance in the South-East region.
According to Kanu’s statement, anyone who continues to adhere to the sit-at-home order is perceived as collaborating with the Nigerian Government in efforts to undermine the tranquilly of our formerly harmonious nation.
In a statement released on Monday, Kanu’s remarks were cited as expressed by IPOB’s principal legal representative, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
It read, ” We visited our indefatigable and formidable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, today, being the 31st Day of July 2023, at the SSS Headquarters, Abuja, where he is still being illegally and unconstitutionally held in solitary confinement.
“Today’s visit was to brief Onyendu on pertinent developments concerning his specific written order calling off the senseless sit-at-home, hitherto being enforced by enemies of our people.
“Onyendu used the opportunity provided by the visit, to remind our people and all Ezigbo Umuchineke to note that whoever still goes about to observe any unauthorized sit-at-home directive, should know that he or she is working for the Nigerian Government to destroy our once peaceful land.
“Onyendu was very emphatic that Simon Ekpa is procured and fully bankrolled by the Nigerian Government to cause unrest in our region.”
Additionally, the speaker conveyed that Kanu asserted that the prevailing economic adversity and prevalence of violent criminal activities in the region were unwarranted, emphasising that these circumstances were unrelated to their collective aspirations.
“Onyendu directed our people to check records of freedom fighters across the world and tell or identify anybody, if any, whose style of liberating his or her people, is to impose economic hardship and unimaginable terror on the same people.
Onyendu noted that the malevolent actions of these marauders, which lack any association with the pursuit of liberation, also encompass the commission of many types of violent offences inside our locality, encompassing but not restricted to abductions and homicides.
“Other far-reaching directives Onyendu handed down today on how to nip the activities of Ekpa and his criminal cohorts in the bud, shall remain private,” the statement added.