TWITTER has deleted a tweet by Simon Ekpa, a disciple of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over violation of rules.
In the tweet, which has now been removed, Ekpa threatened a Lagos State chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe with death.
In the tweet, the Finland-based Biafran agitator said, “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, who is an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is known for opposing IPOB and Kanu.
Explaining why he celebrated Kanu’s arrest, he said the IPOB had ordered his loyalists to kill him and destroy his properties in the South-East.
Igbokwe had earlier explained why the government had not extended the coordinated efforts towards the arrest of Kanu to bandits and kidnappers.
He stated that bandits were simply into “kidnapping business” and might not even be Nigerians while calls for secession by Kanu may lead 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 repeat them again. It is a delicate, complicated matter. Almost 400 young men lost their lives in two months.”