The Biafra Nations League, BNL has hinted about its plan as the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, prepares to appear in court again in continuation of his trial.
Naija News understands that Kanu’s next trial is scheduled to hold on April 8 at the Abuja Federal High Court.
BNL in a statement issued on Wednesday directed its members to mount roadblocks, block border entrances in solidarity with Kanu’s court case.
The statement signed and issued by BNL Leader, Princewill Richards, charged all militia groups loyal to the group in the Bakassi Peninsula to ensure that any oil worker who has been defiling the group’s order to shut down operations is apprehended on the said day.
The BNL said it will continue to threaten oil companies in the region until they agree to their terms, which must include stopping the 60 percent Nigeria derives from the oil in the eastern end of the Gulf of Guinea.
Meanwhile, IPOB had in another report earlier, distanced itself from Simon Ekpa, a self-styled disciple of its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement issued over the weekend by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said that Ekpa is not one of its members neither does he subscribe to its operational methodology.
The group said that the Biafra sympathizer is on his own, adding that he could not abide by the group’s rules and left its rank to form his own group.
IPOB further urged Ekpa to stop using the group and Eastern Security Network to defraud unsuspecting members.
The statement reads, “We, the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to disassociate our noble movement from the ignoble and criminal activities of Simon Ekpa and his autopilot group.
“IPOB has been existing long before Simon Ekpa and autopilot group came on board. Simon Ekpa and his group are neither part of IPOB worldwide family neither do they subscribe to our operational methodology and people should therefore stop associating them with the revered IPOB under the command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Henceforth they and the general public are put on notice to desist from using the name of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, ESN and IPOB to defraud the unsuspecting public or for any of their activities. Ekpa and his group should stop their attempt to ridicule and debase the institutions our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu sacrificed all to establish.
“We want to place it on record that Simon Ekpa is not, and has never been a member of IPOB. Since he does not want to abide by the ideals of IPOB he should form his own group and pursue Biafra freedom the way he is convinced and stop attaching himself to the cherished name of IPOB.”