Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, yesterday called for the arrest and repatriation of Simon Ekpa who is Biafra agitator over killings and unrest in the Southeast of Nigeria.
Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro in a statement issued in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, accused Ekpa of instigating the current killings in Imo state, the destruction of public properties in Enugu State and disturbance of public peace and sporadic shootings in Ebonyi state yesterday.
The apex Igbo group noted that, “Ohanaeze has commenced the processes of making sure that those responsible for the pandemonium, destruction of public properties, killings, and civil unrest in the southeast will face the consequences of their actions, the incitement of chaos, and their contributions towards the security challenges in the Southeast.
“Ndigbo will liaise with relevant organizations, Finish Embassy in Nigeria, and Nigerians in Diaspora to seek ways to bring back Simon Ekpa to Nigeria to face prosecution and trials over the killings of south Easterners, burning of public properties and the disturbances of public peace. Surprisingly, the so-called self-acclaimed Biafran agitator is championing the disruption of election processes in the southeast, with evil decrees against the collection of PVCs in the southeast, and institute an illegal but violent Sit at homes, to undermine the economy of Ndigbo in this festive seasons and stimulate violence, massacres, and chaos as Christmas gifts for Ndigbo.
“Ohanaeze calls for the immediate arrest, and repatriation of Simon Ekpa, to Nigeria, he’s a trickery man and criminal hiding behind Finish citizenship and Biafra agitation to wreak havoc, extort Nigerians abroad, and influence the insecurity against Ndigbo.
“This is the height of deception and treachery against Ndigbo, and the immediate arrest of Simon Ekpa will end security challenges in the east and serve as a deterrent to others, who might want to consider being a menace to the public, particularly to the people of the southeast”.