IN reaction to the threat by the renegade IPOB member, Simon Ekpa that the upcoming elections would not hold in the South-East region, the Federal Government summoned the Ambassador of Finland in Nigeria, where Ekpa resides as a citizen, and raised serious concern over the threat. The government also noted the destructive activities of Ekpa and his group.
Also, a PAN Nigeria group, made up of eminent elders presented a petition to the Ambassador over Ekpa’s evil activities in the South-East where he had frequently declared sit-at-home which violent enforcement had led to killings, maiming and colossal destruction of properties of innocent residents of the region.
Police talk tough on Ekpa
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, reacting to the threat, warned that Nigerian authorities are not taking the threat lightly.
He announced the deployment of about 404,106, made up of 310, 973 personnel and other security agencies to provide security for the elections, warning those who will try to cause any trouble to have a rethink.
He described Ekpa’s threat as an attempt to destabilize the country and would not be taken lightly.