Twitter has deleted a tweet by Simon Ekpa, a disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for violating Tweeter Rules.
In the tweet, though been deleted, Ekpa threatened Joe Igbokwe with death. He made the threat on Wednesday to the Lagos Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ekpa said Igbokwe should be ready to die because Kanu, the IPOB Leader would soon see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In issuance of the threat, he charged close friends and relatives to Igbokwe to take note. He added in the removed tweet, the Finland-based Biafran agitator said Igbokwe should have done spiritual consultation.
According to Ekpa, “Joe Igbokwe, get ready to die because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“Tongue is powerful, his friends and families should take note and don’t accuse innocent people when nature takes its stand. He should’ve done spiritual consultation first.”
Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is a known antagonist to the position of IPOB and Kanu. The APC chieftain had earlier celebrated the rearrest of Kanu in Kenya.
Giving reasons he celebrated the rearrest, he said Kanu had ordered his loyalists to kill him and destroy his properties in South-East Nigeria.
Igbokwe, in an interview with BBC Pidgin, elucidated why the Nigerian government had not extended the coordinated efforts towards the arrest of Kanu to bandits and kidnappers.
Igbokwe said that bandits were simply into “kidnapping business” and might not even be Nigerians while calls for secession are a passage to war.
He said, “That is the argument of the weak human beings, you want to compare Sambisa Forest to the South-East that is smaller than Kogi State. Bandits come to kidnap for money, you pay them and they release you, that is their business, those people may not even be Nigerians. It is not war, it is not secession. In fact, in the Supreme Court of Nigeria when the issue of secession came up, the Supreme Court will not entertain it; we don’t discuss it.
“You don’t talk about it, tribes must die for you to build a nation? It is unheard of, we have made mistakes in the past, we don’t want to make them again. It is a delicate, complicated matter. Almost 400 young men lost their lives in two months”, he added.