Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called out the Nigerian government for allegedly bankrolling the Finland-based agitator, Simon Ekpa.
Kanu said the Nigerian government was bankrolling Ekpa to cause crisis across the south-eastern part of Nigeria.
The IPOB leader who is currently in detention said the sit-at-home order was “working for the government” to destroy the peace of the south-east region.
His lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, disclosed Kanu’s remark in a statement after a routine legal visit to the Department of State Services (DSS).
“Onyendu [Nnamdi Kanu] 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,” Ejiofor said.
“Onyendu was very emphatic that Simon Ekpa is procured and fully bankrolled by the Nigerian Government to cause unrest in our region.
“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,” he added.