Simon Ekpa has sent a warning to President Bola Tinubu.
The Biafra agitator and Separatist said if Kanu is not released immediately, oil exploration will be halted in the South East region.
Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
He also noted that the release of Kanu will end the sit-at-home order in the southeast.
Ekpa, the Finland-based lawyer and self-acclaimed Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile disclosed this on Wednesday.
Recall that Ekpa declared a week-long civil disobedience in the southeast to call for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Sit-at-home has been observed in the southeast since the re-arrest of Kanu in June 2021.
Ekpa stressed that the sit-at-home in the region will end with Kanu’s release.
He noted that self-referendum would restore the region’s lasting peace and economic stability.
“Our message to the Nigerian government is to release MNK immediately, or we will add another strict measure to civil disobedience, and this time is to stop oil exploitation in Biafra soil”, he said.
“We are also officially notifying the Nigerian government of our preparation for the Self Referendum and calling on the government to support the self-referendum, which is the true democratic process to restore peace and stability in the region”, he stated.