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As violence escalates in Southeast, Twitter bans Simon Ekpa

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Checks by this newspaper on Ekpa’s known Twitter account which has over 60, 000 followers showed that his last tweet activity was on Tuesday afternoon – atypical of him.

Several persons averse to Ekpa’s agenda are believed to have petitioned Twitter, as Ekpa uses the platform to pursue the Biafra cause and lately, declared a five-day sit-at-home.

This newspaper reports that the five-day sit-at-home which ended on Wednesday was bloody in Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi states.

Ekpa, who described himself as a disciple of now-detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kani, is widely-perceived as toxic and the mastermind of the nefarious activities of the so-called ‘Unknown Gunmen’ in Nigeria’s southeast region.

Although he claims to be a resident of Finland, it is unclear that the Finnish authorities would heed growing calls to hand him over to Nigeria

Meanwhile, Nigerians from all over the world are signing a petition urging the Finnish government, the Nigerian government, and the European Union (EU) to immediately arrest Ekpa over his alleged involvement in the recent horrific sit-at-home in the southeast.

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