You can’t drag Igbo into another war, Ohanaeze tells Ekpa
Following Simon Ekpa’s self-declaration as Biafra’s Prime Minister, a faction of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, criticised the leader of a breakaway Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the declaration, noting that Igbo will not be dragged into another war.
In a statement in Abakaliki, the Secretary General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation faction, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said that the development is part of orchestrated attempts by the Finland-based Igbo enemy, Ekpa, who has made himself a ready tool for destruction of Igbo land.
He maintained that Ndigbo have rebutted and renounced, in strong terms, the formation of a purported Biafra government in exile, adding that if Nigerian government fails to check this ugly development, Ekpa’s game-plan is to plunge Nigeria into another undeserved civil war, which we must resist.
The statement reads: “Ohanaeze condemns the purported self-declaration of Ekpa as “Biafran prime minister in exile.”
“This was made known by a reports from a Finnish journalist, who was in Enugu this February to interview families of victims of his terror attacks, which he boldly affirmed on Finnish Television.
“Ndigbo has rebutted and renounced, in strong terms, the formation of the purported Biafran government in exile by Ekpa, who is seen as the greatest enemy of Ndigbo in the last 200 years, and one of the most dangerous terrorists in Africa, operating from Finland.
“If the Nigerian government fails to check this ugly development, Ekpa’s game-plan is to plunge Nigeria into another undeserved civil war.
“Ndigbo is now given a standing order to capture Ekpa dead or alive; he must not be allowed to escape justice as leader of the most dreadful killer squad in the South East whose only aim is to destabilise the region with his evil agenda of leading another civil war.”