The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, on Tuesday accused self-acclaimed Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa of sabotaging the activities of security agents in the Southeast.
General Musa disclosed this when he led other Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police to appear before the House of Representatives at the commencement of its sectoral debate.
The CDS appeared before the lawmakers alongside the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja; the Chief of Naval Staff, Emmanuel Ogalla; the Chief of Air Staff, Hassan Abubakar and the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.
According to Musa: “Simon Ekpa is sabotaging our efforts in the Southeast.”
Stressing that Finland was protecting Ekpa, Musa urged the Federal Government to engage the Finnish government and possibly invite its ambassador to Nigeria over the activities of the agitator.
He said while the military and other security agencies in the country are doing their best to ensure that there is peace in the southeast, the comments and activities of Ekpa are sabotaging such efforts.
Following the arrest and extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ekpa had claimed to have taken over the agitation for the restoration of Biafra. He has subsequently set up the Biafra Republic Government in Exile with him as the Prime Minister.
The Senate President, Sen Godswill Akpabio recently declared Simon Ekpa as the real governor of the Southeast on the floor of the Senate.
Ekpa is widely believed to be in control of some armed groups operating in the Southeast.
These armed men usually enforce the sit-at-home order declared by Ekpa.
In February, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama summoned the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, over threats by the Biafra agitator.
Mr Onyeama, at the meeting, expressed displeasure over the recent sit-at-home orders given by Mr Ekpa to his teeming followers, who he said, consequently embarked on killings, maiming, burning and other destructive activities.
Weeks after the meeting, the Finnish government arrested Mr Ekpa but released him some hours later.
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