Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has urged the Federal Government and Nigerian Army to collaborate with the Finnish Government to extradite Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa to Nigeria over the illegal Monday sit-at-home order.
He made the call on Friday when the new General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Hassan Dada, visited the Government House in Owerri, as he reiterated the need to restore peace and put an end to insurgency in the South-East.
This came a day after Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu sent a message via handwritten letter to Ekpa to immediately end the sit-at-home, but the he refused.
Uzodimma said; “What is topmost in our cases is this popular sit-at-home order. There’s one man called Simon Ekpa somewhere in Finland.
“It is our hope that the security agencies, particularly the military, working with the Federal Government, will be able to either bring Simon Ekpa back to Nigeria to also sit at home with us or be made to face the wrath of the law.”
Simon Ekpa earlier rejected the letter written to him by Nnamdi Kanu, saying that the IPOB leader cannot condescend too low to write a letter like the one Ejimakor read.
He said; “Our attention has been drawn to the fake letter from the pit of hell being paraded by the Nigerian media claiming that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wrote a letter. It is not only a joke but an insult taking too far that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra is being misrepresented in this way.
“As the Prime Minister of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, i call on all Biafrans to disregard the fake letter coming from DSS. We can’t take any order from the Islamic DSS and that is final. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released and he must address Biafrans from Finland. That is the condition of the Prime Minister of Biafra and the Biafra Republic Government In Exile”.