Conspiracy audio message of Ekpa gang's attack on civilians surface

Simon Ekpa

An audio message and chat from a WhatsApp group allegedly belonging to supporters of Finland-based blogger and self-proclaimed spokesperson for Biafra, Simon Ekpa, has been leaked online.

In an audio recording received on Saturday, the yet-to-be-identified men plan to kill five civilians in any market that violates the stay-at-home order issued by Mr. Ekpa.

This conversation emerged after a suspected armed gang attacked civilians and set fire to the Afo Uruala market on Friday.

Armed gang enforcing sit-at-home had also attacked travelers and security forces in parts of the southeast.

Igbo leaders and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have condemned the sit-at-home declared by Ekpa, saying it is not in the interest of the Igbo people.