IPOB Sit-at-home: Nigerians Sign Petition For Simon Ekpa’s Arrest
Nigerians home and abroad, have commenced signing a petition that calls for the arrest of a notorious member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa.
Naija News reports that there have been killings and uproars recently in the South-Eastern part of the country following the five-day sit-at-home order issued by Ekpa.
Ekpa had in a viral video ordered the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home from December 9-14, 2022.
Since the order, the region has been recording scores of bloodshed and destruction of lives and properties as gunmen go about communities trying to enforce Ekpa’s directive.
Earlier, IPOB, through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, distanced itself from issuing any sit-at-home order on the days mentioned.
Consequently, aggrieved Nigerians launched a petition calling for Ekpa’s arrest, accusing him of terrorism and genocide.
Naija News understands that Ekpa currently lives in Finland. But has been acting as the next leader of IPOB since the arrest and detention of the embattled leader of the group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Nigerians are now signing the petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian government and the European Union to arrest Simon Ekpa over the bloodshed and continues killing of the people in Southeast.
The petition reads, “We call on the Finnish Government, EU, and the Nigerian Government to arrest Simon Ekpa and investigate all his heinous crimes and terror activities in Eastern Nigeria.
“One Simon Ekpa (also known as Ifeanyi Njoku), a Nigerian living in Finland, and holding Finnish citizenship, has, by proxies, successfully established and coordinated an armed rebel group in Eastern Nigeria whom he now wields to destroy lives, property, and businesses in Eastern Nigeria.
“He’s been seen countless times using his media platforms in Finland to issue orders to his armed goons in Eastern Nigeria to launch deadly attacks on millions of people in the region for flouting his sit-at-home orders.
“Simon is a separatist fighting for state secession but has never been brave enough to come home and lead the war from the front in Nigeria.
“He is rather igniting and fueling terror on his ethnic group who decline his call for secession.
“Simon’s action is stirring up a bloodbath – genocide in the region, and innocent women, children, the aged and youths are the victims dying every day.
“Sign the petition, and share it everywhere, to call on the Finnish Government, EU, The Nigerian Government to arrest Mr. Simon Ekpa and investigate all his heinous crimes and terror activities in Eastern Nigeria.”