Video: Chief of Defence Staff calls for Simon Ekpa’s arrest, accuses Finland of shielding him


The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has accused Finland of shielding Simon Ekpa, a self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Musa stated this on Wednesday during a Channels Television special broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 2024 Democracy Day.

He urged the Nigerian government to take firm action, including diplomatic initiatives, to address the threat posed by the factional leader of the IPOB.

His words: “We have repeatedly complained about the issue of Simon Ekpa. He is in Finland and the Finnish Government is giving him all the support and he is doing what he is doing,” he said.

“The comments he is making, people are being killed and nothing is being done. This is democracy. If the European Union is supporting democracy and this is happening and they are not taking action, then they don’t mean well for Nigeria.

“We have said that in clear terms. We need to diplomatically find means of getting him out of whatever it is that he is doing. He must be arrested, he must be prosecuted.

“Look at it from the other way, assuming he is in Nigeria, he is doing that to the Finnish government, you think the European Union will allow that to happen? They definitely will not.”

Credit: Channels Tv