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Simon Ekpa arrested in Finland



A Nigerian separatist agitator Simon Ekpa has been arrested by security operatives in Finland.

Ekpa, a factional leader of the Nigerian proscribed separatist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested on Thursday, according to a report by BBC Igbo.

The report quoted a journalist with Finland national news agency Helsingin Sanomat, Matilta Jokinen, who said Ekpa is in the custody of security operatives.

Jokinen said she went to Ekpa’s house to interview him and saw security officers at Ekpa’s home on arrival.

The journalist told BBC Igbo the police did not disclose the reason for arresting Ekpa.

“I went to interview him this morning. When I reached his house and knocked, the police told me that I could not interview him for work as they and the person I came to interview was Siomn Ekpa is in their hands.”

Ekpa’s arrest comes days after the Nigerian government filed a complaint with Finland authorities over offensive messages shared on social media.

The factional IPOB leader has repeatedly declared sit-at-home orders across the South-east, insisting that there would be no election in the region in 2023.

The elections are scheduled to begin with the presidential poll on Saturday, February 25 while the governorship and state house of assemblies election are scheduled for Saturday, 11 March.

Ekpa recently declared a sit-at-home from 23 to 28 February apparently to stop the conduct of the 2023 general elections in the region.

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