The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has dismissed claims by Finland-based Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s letter was fake.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, insisted that Kanu’s letter ordering Ekpa to end the sit-at-home in the Southeast was authentic.
On Friday, Kanu had sent a handwritten letter to Ekpa, ordering him to end the Southeast sit-at-home.
Kanu sent the letter through his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.
Confirming the letter, Powerful said Ekpa’s claim that Kanu’s letter was fake was part of an effort to cause mischief.
A statement by Powerful on Saturday reads partly: “The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) confirm the authenticity of the handwritten note of our leader penned to the Finland infiltrator and crime minister instructing him to end his infamous and reckless sit-at-homes.
“It is pertinent to make the message disassociating Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB from the senseless enforcement of sit-at-home public to avoid consequences on innocent citizens.
“Kanu, in his wisdom, communicated the message to the infiltrators through the right channel and a source they should trust.
“The claims that Kanu’s handwritten note is fake is part of their mischief to continue in their contract to blackmail IPOB and Kanu with the violent enforcement of the infamous sit-at-homes used to terrorise our people.
“We understand that a power-drunk crime Minister with his inconsequential kangaroo defacto government in exile will ignore the order for the fear of deflating his over-bloated ego.
“The note from our leader disassociating himself and IPOB from the infamous sit-at-homes are being distributed to all Nigeria Security Agencies, all foreign Embassies in Abuja, and to the contractors of the infiltrators for their notice. We are IPOB, and we are wiser than the serpent.”