Pro-Biafra organization, Biafra Nations League (BNL), headed by Princewill Richards, on Tuesday announced that it is collaborating with diaspora-based separatist, Simon Ekpa and his Autopilot faction of IPOB.
IPOB, the Indigenous People of Biafra, is a leading pro-Biafra group in Nigeria, led by UK-based Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB was proscribed by the Nigerian government in 2017 while Kanu was rearrested in June 2021, and has since remain in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
BnL announced this development in a statement shared on its verified Facebook page.
“This is to inform Biafrans that BnL and Autopilot IPOB led by Mr Simon Ekpa held a brief meeting few days ago.
“This is also to confirm that BnL have received the hand of friendship, hand of collaboration and hand of support extended to us, this is for the best interest of our people, as collective efforts matters a lot in our freedom struggle. May God Bless Biafra
“Thank you all for your understanding,” BnL said.
Ekpa has been accused severally of being responsible for instigating violence in Nigeria’s Southeast region, especially since Kanu’s arrest.
He has been linked with the activities of assailants killing citizens mindlessly in Igboland.