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Pro-Biafra Activist Simon Ekpa Arrested In Finland By Police Officers.

Simon Ekpa, a pro-Biafra separatist activist, has been detained in Finland by unmarked police officers, according to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanoma. The activist, who is a self-described follower of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu, was reportedly detained just before he was scheduled to speak with a filmmaker at his home in Lahti, Southern Finland.Pro-Biafra Activist Simon Ekpa Arrested In Finland By Police Officers., Yours Truly, Top Stories, March 20, 2023

Ekpa had been making inciting remarks and imposing a sit-at-home order on citizens of Nigeria’s South-East, which could jeopardize the elections that are set to take place in the area on February 25. The Nigerian government had expressed concern over his actions and urged the Finnish government to take action to stop him.

The reason for Ekpa’s detention has not been disclosed, but it is believed to be related to a current preliminary investigation. The Nigerian government had warned that Ekpa’s actions were endangering the elections and that if nothing drastic was done, they would not take lightly the threat posed by his actions.

The pro-Biafra activist had earlier produced a video urging a referendum on elections in the South-East and arguing that he was against dictatorship rather than democracy in Nigeria. He had also urged the United States to respect the “Biafra people’s” desire to leave Nigeria in 2023.

After Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23, a sit-at-home order will be in effect in the country’s eastern states. This order will run until February 28 and will interfere with the electoral process. It remains to be seen what the consequences of Ekpa’s detention will be and whether it will have any impact on the elections.

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