The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has confirmed the authenticity of the handwritten note by its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to Simeon Ekpa ordering him to stop calling sit-at-home on his behalf.
Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s special counsel had unveiled and read the note at a press briefing in Enugu last Friday.
However, after the note was made public, Ekpa dismissed it as “fake”, saying it was orchestrated by the Department of State Services (DSS) and other government agencies.
But in a statement on Friday, IPOB also dissociated itself and Kanu from “the senseless enforcement of sit-at-home”, stressing that it decided to make it public to avoid consequences on innocent citizens.
The statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, stated that Kanu in his wisdom, “communicated the message to the infiltrators through the right channel and a source they should trust.”
Heb added: “The claim that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s handwritten note is fake is part of their mischief to continue in their contract to blackmail IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with the violent enforcement of the infamous sit-at-home used to terrorise our people. We understand that a power drunk crime Minister with his inconsequential kangaroo de facto government in exile will ignore the order for the fear of deflating his over bloated ego.
“IPOB leadership initiated the Monday sit-at-home in protest of the abduction and rendition of our leader and to make sure that the Nigeria government arraigned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu openly, in a public court where we could see him. But our leader instructed that it be suspended so that we don’t torture our people. In line with the principle of command and control, we obeyed, and the sit-at-home order was suspended. However, infiltrators who don’t believe in the principle of command and control, which is a core value of IPOB, ignored the order from our leader. These infiltrators working alongside the Nigeria government contracted agent provocateurs’ violent enforcement of reckless sit-at-homes has escalated insecurity in Biafra Land.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has sent messages through his visitors at DSS dungeon to the infiltrators to stop the reckless sit-at-home several times, all to no avail.
“When our leader called for complete peace in Biafra Land and to protect our people instead of killing them in one of his court appearances, he was referring to the infiltrators to stop their infamous enforcement of sit-at-home orders. That call went on deaf ears. This last message in his handwriting is the last straw.
“Every Biafran must understand the importance of this letter. If you are a lover of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, you must listen to him. More so, we must stop giving credence to the enemy of Ndigbo and Biafrans claiming to be Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple but has gone ahead to make himself a Prime Minister while his supposed leader is in solitary detention. Perhaps when Mazi comes out, he will become the fake disciple’s deputy or personal assistant. Every Biafran must stop observing any sit-at-home order from the infiltrators. The reckless enforcement and abuse of sit-at-homes is an opportunity for criminals to kidnap, murder, maim and snatch cars from innocent citizens.
“These government sponsored criminality and violent enforcement of sit-at-home have endangered the lives of our people through invasion of murderous and over-zealous Nigeria security agents.
“The note from our leader dissociating 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”