Finally, Simon Ekpa Receives Ultimatum From Finnish Government Over Activities In Nigeria

Finally, Simon Ekpa Receives Ultimatum From Finnish Government Over Activities In Nigeria

Simon Ekpa, a popular Biafran agitator based in Finland, has been reportedly issued with 48-hour ultimatum to reverse his sit-at-home directive in the South Eastern Nigeria or face terrorism charges.

The order was made in a letter sent to Ekpa by the government of Finland. The letter dated 15 February, 2023, was signed by Sanna Mirella Marin, the Finnish Prime Minister.

The correspondence, as reported by Sahara Reporters, mandated the self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to call of the lockdown civil disobedience in Igboland or be prosecuted on terrorism.

The Finnish Head of Government, in the letter, pointed out that the warning was necessary in view of complaints from Nigerians in Finland and from the government of Nigeria.

According to the letter: “Following complaints by Nigerians in Finland and the Nigerian Government about your various pronouncements, using social media outlets, to impose sit-at-homes in Nigeria, you are hereby warned to desist from such nefarious activities which are capable of disturbing the peace and causing bloodshed.

“More worrying to the Finnish Government is your imposition of sit-at-homes on days slated for democratic elections in Nigeria. This is an act of international terrorism.

“You are hereby directed to call off your planned sit-at-homes by pronouncing through the same media outlets, you used for your illegal pronouncements, a reversal of your sit-at-home orders.

“Mr. Simon Ikpa, you have 48 hours to reverse course or you will be arrested and charged with international terrorism.”

“I have directed my Attorney General, Raija Toiviainen, to ensure that my directive is immediately carried out,” the Prime Minister cautioned.