- Gen. Musa alleged Finland’s protection of Ekpa, suggesting the Nigerian government should engage Finland and possibly invite its ambassador to Nigeria.
- The Defence Chief, along with other Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, appeared before the House of Representatives during its sectoral debate.
General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Staff, stated on Tuesday, November 21, that the southeast of the country was suffering greatly as a result of the actions of Simon Ekpa, a prominent figure in the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who is presently in hiding in Finland.
Gen. Musa stated that the government needed to communicate with the Finnish government and perhaps extend an invitation to its ambassador to Nigeria, alleging that Finland was providing Ekpa with protection.
When the Inspector General of Police, together with other Service Chiefs, appeared before the House of Representatives to begin its sectoral debate, the Chief of Defence was leading the speech.
He claimed that despite the nation’s military and other security services’ best efforts, Ekpa’s remarks and actions are undermining efforts to maintain peace in the southeast.
In addition, he revealed that around 140,000 terrorists have turned themselves in and are awaiting disarmament, and that Boko Haram insurgents do not now control any one area.