Simon Ekpa, the self appointed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has declared that they will no longer take orders from their leader.
Recall that Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Security, DSS ever since he was captured in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria in June 2021.
Ekpa who has been in a serious face-off with the highest decision making organ of IPOB- Directorate of State (DOS) in a tweet on Tuesday said their struggle has entered a “liberation phase”, thus won’t be deferring to Kanu, who’s incarcerated for orders.
He wrote: “We have entered the liberation phase of Biafra Nation & we are not taking orders from our leader who is incarceration.”
“Our duty is to do everything to secure his unconditional release, and to restore and liberate Biafra from Nigeria. Our freedom from Nigeria is nonnegotiable.”
Obviously overwhelmed by the backlash his earlier tweet is receiving, Ekpa who had said the struggle is now on ‘Auto pilot’ quickly made another face saving tweet in an effort to explain what he said earlier.
“Those who do not understand this message, what it simply mean is that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not be held responsible for the actions of Biafra people as we have entered the liberation.
“So, the order of the liberation of Biafra and to secure his release can not be used against him.”