IPOB Warning Igbos To Bury Their Dead In Three Days Is Islamic Agenda – Simon Ekpa

A self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has reacted to warnings by the body asking Southeasterners to bury their dead within three days.

Ekpa said IPOB’s charge of burying dead bodies in the Southeast within three days was an Islamic agenda.

Recall that IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, had warned people of the Southeast against keeping their dead in the mortuary.

Powerful said delay in burial rites was responsible for the problems bedevilling the Southeast.

He called on religious leaders in the Southeast to ensure that dead bodies were buried within three days.

The IPOB spokesman warned that IPOB might shut down mortuaries in the Southeast.

Condemning the warning, Ekpa said such does not represent the culture of the Southeast.


In a series of tweets, Ekpa wrote: “Our attention has been drawn to a publication by some expelled criminals in IPOB urging Ndigbo to bury corpses within 3 days.

“Please, disregard such news. It doesn’t represent our culture. They are now out with their Islamic beliefs. The reason some of them went to Kuwait.

“They went to Kuwait and changed their names. One of the expelled criminals, his name in Kuwait is Muhammad Abbas while his Nigeria name is Chinasa Nworu. Our people will continue to give respect to the dead, it is part of our culture.”


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