Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the list of militants and Commanders terrorizing the people of the South-East region.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the unknown gunmen troubling the Southeast are members of the Ebubeagu security.
He made the claims while absolving its militia arm, the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
The names released by Powerful include Chibuike Igwe; Paul Udenwa; Okwudili Dim (aka) One Nigeria; Sky from Umutanze Orlu and a man nicknamed 2men from Umuna.
Others terrorising Orlu in Imo State include Chinedu Agbaradu-Amagu commander; Cheta odinkenma – Amagu; Uchenna Nwachukwu; Chibyke Gezek Amagu and Chukwudi Odimegwu.
He further listed impersonators of ESN members in Oru East and Njaba LGAs of Imo State as Akiriko Atta; Kingkom. The impersonators of ESN members in Orsu-Ihiteukwa are ‘The man called Uru; Sky; No one; Double lion and a man called Commander.
Condemning the list, Ekpa urged the public to disregard Powerful’s claim.
In a tweet, Ekpa described Powerful as a faceless person from whom nothing credible can come out of.
“My attention has been drawn to a press release by one Emma Powerful where names of Igbo youths were listed as those behind insecurity in the SE. Please, disregard any report from a faceless criminal; my experience so far suggests nothing credible can come from such a faceless person,” he tweeted.
Who is Emma Powerful
The name Emma Powerful is synonymous with information and publicity about IPOB. Emma Powerful said so, is another way of saying a piece of information is authentic. Emma Powerful has been as controversial as he is accurate.
He has been in the middle of all the controversies circling the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN). For instance, when he was granted an interview by Channels Television, all hell, as the cliched line goes, broke loose.
He is that huge. Or, perhaps, it is about who he represents.
But who is he and how well is he known? There are not so many media arms capable of effectively answering these questions on earth. We tried to and here is what we have.