The Finnish police have arrested Biafra Separatist Leader Simon Ekpa for threatening to boycott Nigerian elections.
Ekpa has threatened that anyone in Nigeria’s South-East who attempts to participate or vote in the 2023 General Elections, which are set to take place on Saturday, February 25th, will be dealt with harshly.
The Seperatist leader has been fingered as being the arrowhead of several killing by ‘Unknown Gunmen’, a dangerous armed militia responsible for the deaths of several people and even public officials in the South-East.
Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), rose to prominence in July 2021 after he was announced as the lead broadcaster of Radio Biafra.
The Finland-based activist was appointed to replace Kanu following the re-arrest of the IPOB leader by the federal government. After some weeks, IPOB announced Ekpa’s disengagement, citing his refusal to sign the rules of engagement of Radio Biafra.