By Henry Okonkwo
The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has appointed Simon Ekpa to head Radio Biafra, a medium for the group’s secession struggle.
Ekpa was appointed following the detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group.
Kanu has been in Department of State Services custody since June after he was nabbed and repatriated back to the country after he jumped bail in 2017.
Speaking on his appointment, Ekpa, who is said to be a dual citizen of both Nigeria and Finland, prayed for wisdom to carry out the affairs of the secession group.
He said, “Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi has directed that I, Simon Ekpa, should start broadcasting from Radio Biafra with immediate effect.
“On this note, it is an honour and at the same time a call to service, a call to serve the Biafra nation and a call to serve lovers of freedom.
“This task I will do with everything in me to see that we maintain the momentum and the legacy of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and IPOB.
“I may not know it all but with you on my side, I will use Radio Biafra to pass the message that will pierce the heart of every politician in Southern Nigeria.
“With your prayers, we will change the narratives of yesterday.
“When our leader, Nnamdi Kanu is out of detention, he will be proud of what you and I must have done.
“On this day of this broadcast, I pray to Elohim, the spirit of Biafra, to give me one thousand men wisdom to break every chain of enemies within.”