The Turkish Embassy in Nigeria has dissociated itself from a Turkish citizen, Abdülkadir Erkahraman, who has expressed support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
It could be recalled that Mr Erkahraman had visited Mr Kanu at his residence in Afarakwu, Abia in June and had released a video three months earlier where he hailed IPOB and made reference to an exhibition which Biafra agitators organised in Spain back in 2015.
He said the programme drew daggers of faith into the heart of the Nigerian officials.
The Turkish embassy however in a statement made it clear that it was not in support of the views of Mr Erkahraman.
The statement read, “Abdülkadir Erkahraman, a Turkish citizen, has been sharing videos for some time against the Nigerian government and presents himself as a Turkish diplomat.
Mr Abdülkadir 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.”