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Simon Ekpa arrested in Finland

Simon Ekpa, Suspected Mastermind Of Kings In South East Arrested In Finland After Protest Letter

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Security operatives in Finland have arrested pro-Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa, who is accused of being behind the killings in the South East of Nigeria.

Ekpa was arrested by the police in his residence in the Lahti area of the country, a Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat reported Thursday.

The separatist has repeatedly declared that there will be no elections in the South East region of the country and insisted on the observance of a sit-at-home every Monday in the area to protest the detention of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

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The killings in the South-East have been repeatedly linked to the sit-at-home in the area.

But IPOB has distanced itself from the Finland-based Ekpa who was reportedly billed for an interview before his arrest.

A pan-Nigerian elders forum had four days ago met the Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, to protest the violent attacks on Nigeria by its citizen, Simon Ekpa and other insurgents.

The meeting came as Ekpa, who had recently in a series of videos, directed terrorists loyal to him in the South East to stop the conduct of the February and March 2023 general elections in the zone.

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The directive had, as in his previous sit-at-home commands, increased tension and terrorists’ attacks in the zone with several security agents, judicial officers, and politicians killed while properties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), high courts, police stations and many public facilities have been destroyed.

The official protest letter, which was presented by a delegation led by the former chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke at the embassy in Abuja, was handed over to Pylvanainen, who was joined by the Deputy Head of Mission of the embassy, Johanna Antila during the meeting.

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