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Finland-based Simon Ekpa must be arrested – Defence Chief

Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has said that self-appointed Prime Minister of Biafra, Simon Ekpa, must be arrested and prosecuted for inflaming insecurity in the south-East.

Musa lamented that Ekpa, who is based in Finland, was using the protection he enjoyed from the Finnish government to encourage the activities of gunmen and perpetrate evil in Nigeria.

The CDS stressed the importance of arresting the secessionist when he appeared on Channels Television’s special broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 2024 Democracy Day.

Musa said: “We have repeatedly complained about the issue of Simon Ekpa. He is in Finland, and the Finnish government is giving him all the support, and he is doing what he is doing.

“The comments he is making result in people being killed, and nothing is being done. This is democracy. If the European Union is supporting democracy and this is happening and they are not taking action, then they don’t mean well for Nigeria.

“We have said that in clear terms. We need to diplomatically find means of stopping him from whatever it is that he is doing. He must be arrested, and he must be prosecuted.

“Look at it from another perspective: assuming he is in Nigeria and doing that to the Finnish government, do you think the European Union would allow that to happen? They definitely would not.”