Exclusive: I have no hand in Southeast mayhem — Simon Ekpa

Finland-based Biafran separatist leader, Simon Ekpa has absolved his group, the Auto-pilot and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of being responsible for the killings and destructions in the southeast and blamed politicians instead

He said sit-a-home is a civil disobedience but politicians are the ones sponsoring thugs to cause the mayhem in the zone.

Ekpa spoke in an exclusive interview with Vanguard, during a question-and-answer session about his agitation and why he is doing what he is doing.

Your agitation is affecting the people and a lot of people do not understand what your agitations are about.

Simon Ekpa wants the freedom of the Biafra people, he wants to finish what our fathers started, he wants to liberate the people of Biafra and those who believe that Nigeria is not meant for them. The liberation of Biafra is what Simon Ekpa has come to do.

Are you comfortable with the way you are going about it?

I am very comfortable and optimistic that the way I am going about it. It is the only way that Biafra is going to be liberated.

Nigeria is a very complex country with dangerous tenacity, and they have used their policy to subjugate everyone into slavery, making everyone not think about anything else except their stomach. What we do is first, liberate people from their mental sway, which is a deliberate policy imposed on them

What is happening now started as far back as 1957; they intensified their restructuring of Nigeria into an Islamic state in 1989. The problem here is that many of you in Nigeria do not understand what is going on and it beats our imagination that you people are leaving in hell and many of you do not know you are leaving in hell.

Many people in Nigeria do not know what is going on. It is we in the Diaspora that is telling them what is happening and it is very abnormal and unusual that people within the system do not understand what they are going through, rather it is the people outside that are telling them what they are going through.

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