Sit-at-home: Ohanaeze places $500,000 ransom on Simon Ekpa, asks Igbo’s to disregard Biafra order

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Pan Igbo group, Ohanaeze has placed a ransome of 500,000 dollars on the head of Simon Ekpa who leads the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) in the Dispora
Ohanaeze is worried that the sit-at-home order in the South-East has disrupted the economy of the region in the past few months.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has therefore placed a bounty of $500,000 to any whistleblower that can provide information leading to the arrest of the Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa, who is based in Finland.

General Secretary of Ohanaeze, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said anyone with useful information on Ekpa will be rewarded with 500,000 dollars.

He said the sit-at-home order has paralyzed the economy of the region due to the associated violence

Since the arrest of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Kenya, Simon Ekpa who was appointed as the IPOB spokesperson has been enforcing the sit-at-home order through his security arm wing Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide urged its people to abstain from any activity that will promote further violence and disruption in South-East region.

“Simon Ekpa, hailing from Ebonyi State in Southeast Nigeria, has been implicated in orchestrating a series of disruptive activities, including the enforcement of a Sit-at-Home order that paralyzed the region for one week, from 3rd to 9th July 2023.
“This order resulted in significant loss of lives and severely crippled economic and social activities in the Southeast.”

“Recent developments indicate that Ekpa was tracked down in Espoo city of Finland on 21st July 2023 but managed to evade capture with unbearable and severe injuries. He is presently believed to be receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Havana, Cuba”

“It has come to our attention that Ekpa is undergoing urgent plastic surgery in the last 48 hours, which further emphasizes the need for his swift apprehension. Nevertheless, Ekpa’s allies have been releasing old recorded videos in order to continue to hoodwink his followers, conceal his recent ordeals and near capture, but Igbo mercenaries in the diaspora are closing in on him.”

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo implores the people of Southeast Nigeria to rise up and put an end to Ekpa’s nefarious activities, which include declaring another two weeks of Sit-at-Home from 31st July to 14th August 2023, undermining the authority of Southeast Governors who are constitutionally mandated to protect the lives and properties of citizens of the Southeast”.

The consequences of another prolonged Sit-at-Home order orchestrated by a non-state actor like Simon Ekpa are grave. It not only disrupts economic and social activities but also threatens the stability and peace of the Southeast region. Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges the people of Southeast Nigeria to unite and confront these security challenges head-on. The actions of Ekpa and his gunmen undermine the efforts of the regional authorities to maintain law and order.”

“The people of Southeast Nigeria hold the power to protect their communities and safeguard their future. It is time to stand united and defeat the insecurity challenges that threaten the region”

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