South-East Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are demanding the extradition of Simon Ekpa, a self-professed follower of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, from his alleged location in Finland.
Several groups, including Ndi Igbo Action Group, Biafrans for Nigeria, and Concerned Citizens of Nigeria, issued a joint statement after a meeting on Thursday, expressing their concerns about the disruptive sit-at-home orders in the region.
These CSOs are planning a one-million-man-march to urge the Finnish and Nigerian governments to extradite Simon Ekpa to Nigeria for prosecution. This move is intended to end the ongoing violence and killings in the area.
The planned protest is scheduled for August 28, starting at the Finnish Embassy and culminating at the National Assembly Complex, State House, Abuja.lated News
The purpose of the protest is to demand the apprehension and prosecution of Simon Ekpa for his alleged role in promoting the deadly sit-at-home orders in the South-East. What initially began as a gesture of support for Nnamdi Kanu has evolved into a troubling situation causing significant harm to the region.
Over the years, the sit-at-home orders have spiralled out of control, leading to extreme violence, extensive destruction of property, loss of lives, and economic disruptions. Despite IPOB’s denial of involvement in these orders, they persist with high violence and destruction.
This suggests that the exercise has been hijacked by rogue elements, notably Simon Ekpa, who is currently taking refuge in Finland under the protection of the Finnish Government.