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Joe Igbokwe accused of being among sponsors of unknown gunmen

Simon Ekpa, the Finland-based self acclaimed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that a Lagos chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe is one of the financiers of unknown gunmen terrorising South-East region. 

Ekpa, a former Radio Biafra broadcaster said this while reacting to Igbokwe’s statement that IPOB members burnt his house in Nnewi, Anambra state on Sunday.

Igbogwe, the special adviser on drainage and water resources to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, claimed that members of the pro-Biafra separatist group invaded his house on Sunday.

In his posts on Facebook, the politician said no life was lost in the incident.

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He said the closed-circuit television (CCTV) in his house captured the activities of the arsonists.

Igbokwe wrote, “IPOB invaded my house in Nnewi about now. I am sure they (razed) down my house, (given) the jerrycans of petrol I saw being offloaded from their Sienna car via CCTV. To God be the glory. I am still alive.”

The APC chieftain also shared a video from the aftermath of the attack, with an accompanying caption that reads: “Here it is. My Home in Nnewi has been sacrificed. No life was lost. To God be the glory.”

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Reacting on his verified Twitter page, Ekpa said Igbokwe’s statement vindicated IPOB members.

He alleged that Igbokwe burnt his own residence to tarnish the image of the secessionist group.

Ekpa tweeted, “Joe Igbokwe’s comment that ‘my house in Nnewi has been sacrificed’ vindicated IPOB, it is also a confirmation that he is part of the sponsors of unknown gunmen in the southeast by sacrificing his own house, burning it down just to dent the image of IPOB & ESN.”

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