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Coup: Simon Ekpa reveals stance if Nigeria invades Niger republic



Simon Ekpa

Simon Ekpa, a popular Biafra agitator and Separatist, has revealed what he will do if Nigeria’s military attacks the Niger Republic.

Ekpa, the Finland-based lawyer and leader of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile, disclosed this on Monday in a video on his verified Twitter handle.

He said Biafra would support the juntas if the Nigerian military intervenes, as being considered by West African leaders.

His reaction is coming on the heels of the current regional tension in the West African regional bloc owing to the military takeover of the Niger Republic last month.

Kemi Filani recalls that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu sought the Senate’s approval to implement resolutions earlier reached by the Economic Community Of West African States in a bid to restore normalcy in Niger.

Part of the resolution was to take military action against the country if the junta failed to back down within seven days.

But the seven days Ultimatum, however, relapsed on Sunday.

Ekpa, in reaction to the ECOWAS’ threat, said Biafra is solidly behind the Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso juntas.

“I want to start by encouraging the presidents of Mali, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic.

“I want them to understand that the wave of freedom in Africa, especially West Africa, must continue. We want to let them know that Biafra is behind them.

“We are fighting for our people’s economic freedom and complete freedom. Should Nigeria lead a military invasion of the Niger Republic, Biafra will stand by them.

“Over 70 million Biafrans is standing behind any nations that want to free themselves from modern-day colonialism”, he said.

Earlier, the Niger Republic severed diplomatic ties with Nigeria.

Also, the military juntas in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali had warned against ECOWAS’ military action in Niger.