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Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges FG to leverage diplomacy with Finland over Biafran agitator

Calls for Collaboration in Addressing Security Concerns in the South-East

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The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has called on the Federal Government to utilize Nigeria’s diplomatic ties with Finland in addressing the case of Biafran agitator Simon Ekpa, whom the military accuses of fueling insecurity in the South-East.

Gen. Christopher Musa, Chief of Defense Staff, accused Ekpa of sabotaging security efforts in the region during an appearance before the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Musa urged the Federal Government to engage the Finnish government and possibly invite its ambassador to Nigeria to address the activities of the agitator.

In response, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, expressed the organization’s support for Musa’s proposition. Emuchay emphasized that the security situation in the South-East is a matter for the Federal Government to handle, and activating diplomatic channels with Finland is crucial.

“The Federal Government has a diplomatic relationship with Finland, and that diplomatic channel is what Ohanaeze is asking to be activated,” said Emuchay. He commended the Chief of Defense Staff for making a public pronouncement on the matter and reiterated Ohanaeze’s commitment to addressing security concerns in the region.

Emuchay also emphasized that Ohanaeze is actively pursuing the release of the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. He stated, “Ohanaeze will not be deterred in calling for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” affirming the organization’s alignment with the South-East governors and stakeholders on this matter.

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