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Turkey disowns citizen supporting Biafra agitation

September 17, 2017 12:37 PM
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Turkey disowns citizen supporting Biafra agitation

The Turkey government has disowned AbdulKadir Erkahraman, who claimed to be a Turkish diplomat supporting the agitation for Biafra by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Erkahraman is known for speaking up against the Nigerian government while professing his support for Nnamdi Kanu and the agitation for Biafra.

The Turkey embassy in Abuja released a statement claiming that Erkahraman is neither a diplomat fro Turkey nor is he a civil servant.

The Turkey government dissociated itself from Erkahraman and profess its continuous support for Nigeria's unity.

"Abdulkadir Erkahraman, a Turkish citizen, has been sharing videos for some time against the Nigerian government and presents himself as a Turkish diplomat.

"Mr. Abdulkadir Erkahraman is neither a diplomat nor a civil servant or an official representative of the government of Turkey.

"The government of Turkey is committed to the territorial integrity and political unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

"Furthermore, Turkey never supports secessionist activities against the Federal Republic of Nigeria."

Recall that Erkahraman, who claimed to be the president of the International Nations Commercial Association in Turkey visited Kanu when he was released from jail.

Kanu, who received Erkahraman in his hometown in Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia said, the Turkish citizen's visit is in line with the IPOB's plan to solidify the actualization of Biafra.

He made a video claiming that the Nigerian government is trying to push the IPOB into carrying arms.

He claimed to have already sent the live video of army invading Kanu's house to the Turkish Goverment, TV TRT, CNN, local TV Channels and other international media.

Also read: Biafra: Fani-Kayode speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Source: naij.com

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