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Alleged ethnic profiling: Simon Ekpa declares sit-at-home in Lagos

Self-proclaimed disciple of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Mr. Simon Ekpa, has asked the Igbo in Lagos State to brace up for sit-at-home exercises in the state as is bgeing done in the Southy East of Nigeria.

Mr. Ekpa’s is hinging his new directive on reported attacks on the Igbo in the state.

Recall that Mr. Ekpa rose to prominence in July 2021 after he was announced as the lead broadcaster of Radio Biafra.

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But shortly after his appointment, the IPOB announced his disengagement because of his refusal to sign the rules of engagement in the operation of the radio station.   However, the Finland-based Nigerian has repeatedly pledged allegiance to Mazi Kanu and support for Biafra agitation, despite leading a faction of the IPOB called ‘Autopilots’. He was recently arrested and released in Finland.

According to Mr. Ekpa in a tweet, on Tuesday, the sit-at-home exercise wis targeted at crippling the economy of the Lagos State Government.

He tweeted, “I have just watched another Igbo Biafra Market in Lagos being burnt down in Balogun Lagos today, and I am very sad. Since after the election, Igbo Biafrans in Lagos and their Businesses has been attacked and like I have said earlier, we cant sit back and watch.

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“As Biafrans in Lagos will be getting ready to return home with their businesses. To this end, we will activate sit-at-home for all Biafrans in Lagos.

“This sit at home is targeted at crippling the economy of the Lagos state government, whose body language has suggested to be directly responsible for the attack against Igbos.

“I therefore call on all Igbo market leaders in Lagos that we are ready to provide securities for all Igbo markets in Lagos pending when the businesses will be moved to Eastern region.

“We will fortify all your markets against attackers. The underground work will start immediately.

“This sit-at-home, when activated, is applicable to every Biafran doing business in Lagos. Both shop owners, commercial bus drivers, etc.”