The Spokesman for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Comrade Emma Powerful has indicted the self-styled disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, Mr. “Simon Ekpa and his gang”, for the violence bedevilling the South East region.
In a statement entitled “Simon Ekpa and his gang are responsible for the criminality in Southeast“, directed to Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State, Emma Powerful said that IPOB is not responsible for the criminality in Southeast, including Anambra State.
He noted, rather, that enemies are committing atrocities using the name of IPOB in their desperation to blackmail the freedom fighters.
He stated: “It is a certain Simon Ekpa and his criminal gang called Autopilots that are carrying out threats against people’s lives because of non-existent Monday sit-at-home are criminals, kidnappers and robbers.
“These people disturbing the peace of our people are not IPOB members. They should be treated as criminals. IPOB doesn’t shed blood. We are a peaceful movement.
“We wish to reiterate once again that IPOB has cancelled Monday sit- at-home order and anybody or group enforcing the relaxed order is neither from IPOB nor from IPOB volunteer group.
“Any governor in the region who deemed it fit to stop non-existent Monday sit-at-home order in the region is free to do so.
“Anyone caught adding to the pain of our people in the name of enforcing Monday sit-at-home order will be treated like the enemy that he or she is.”
He, therefore, warned the perceived agents of darkness using the name of IPOB to enforce a non-existent sit-at-home to desist because if we lay hold on them.
He recalled that IPOB leadership called for the Monday Sit-At-Home, and the same IPOB leadership has cancelled it, noting that nobody was given the mandate to enforce the same suspended sit-at-home using the name of IPOB.