BREAKING: ‘Peter Obi is now IPOB spokesman’ — Simon Ekpa hits back over sit-at-home comment

Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu,
detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has responded to a
statement made by Peter Obi on the sit-at-home directive in the south-east.

The proscribed separatist group introduced sit-at-home to
demand the release of Kanu who is being detained by the Department of Security

Ekpa had declared a total lockdown in the south-east
geopolitical zone from July 3 to 10, instructing members of the proscribed
group to interrupt business activities and prevent people from carrying out
their daily work.

In a statement on Thursday, Obi, the presidential candidate
of the Labour Party (LP) in the last elections, described the sit-at-home
directive as the handiwork of a criminal enterprise, noting that IPOB has
“publicly denied issuing such directive.”

“Also disturbing is the continued disruption of business and
social activities in the South East region over the Sit-at-Home directive
purported to be coming from the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, when the
body has publicly denied issuing such directive,” Obi had said.

“What is going on in the south-east therefore is essentially
a criminal activity that must be nipped in the bud, with all hands being on
deck, security agencies, and the people alike.”

Reacting to Obi’s statement in a terse tweet, Ekpa said the
former governor of Anambra has now become the spokesperson of the separatist

In the 2023 global terrorism index (GTI) ranking released in
March 2023, IPOB was ranked as the 10th deadliest terror group in the world –
with 40 attacks and 57 deaths in 2022…..CONTINUE READING