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Sit-at-home: Senate tasks FG to extradite Simon Ekpa as Southeast boils
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 26 Jul 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Senate, on Wednesday, asked the Federal Government to collaborate with the Finnish Government and extradite Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Ekpa who is the head of the Auto Pilot, a faction of the secessionist group has continued to order his loyalists to enforce sit-at-home in the Southeast region, crippling economic activities in the area.

The sit-at-home which is mostly enforced on Mondays, has led to the death of several residents.

While condemning the unrest in the region, the red chamber during its plenary on Wednesday asked the government to ensure that Ekpa, a citizen of Finland is brought back to the country.

The Senate also resolved to invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs (when appointed) and relevant stakeholders to carry out a thorough investigation as well as bring other sponsors of the unrest to book.

 

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