Simon Ekpa released by Finnish police, renews sit-at-home order

Simon Ekpa, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), reiterates his call for a sit-at-home protest in the South-East region of Nigeria during the upcoming election weekend.

Simon Ekpa released by Finnish police, renews sit-at-home order

This comes hours after he was released from Finnish police custody following an arrest earlier on the 23rd of February 2023.

Ekpa, who is considered a disciple of the detained IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested by Finnish authorities on Thursday after issuing a sit-at-home order. Although earlier reports suggested that his arrest was related to the order, he was ultimately released after being questioned over an alleged crime.

Despite being declared a persona non-grata in Nigeria due to his disruptive activities in the South-East, Ekpa has continued to call for sit-at-home protests, which have been linked to violence and property damage in the region.

In a tweet following his release, he wrote, β€œTomorrow sit at home, there will be no goat in the street.”

Simon Ekpa released by Finnish police, renews sit-at-home order

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