Simon Ekpa, a Nigerian rebel living in Lahti, was arrested – the police confirm information about the operation, not the name of the arrested

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15:14•Updated 15:21

According to Helsingin Sanomat (you will switch to another service)the police have arrested a Nigerian living in Lahti Simon Ekpan.

The Nigerian government has on several occasions asked Finland to intervene in Ekpa’s activities and prevent it.

In an interview with , Ekpa has claimed that he leads a rebel group from Lahti that wants to establish an independent state of Biafra in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

Ekpa has said it accepts the use of violence against Nigerian government forces. In addition, Ekpa has imposed a curfew on certain days of the week for residents of five states in South-Eastern Nigeria.

‘s visit to the area showed that Ekpa and his troops are feared and his orders are obeyed.

Ekpa’s Twitter video, in which he orders people to boycott the elections and stay in their homes, has already been viewed over a million times.

called the criminal inspector of the Central Criminal Police To Tommi Rehn and asked him if Ekpa was caught in Lahti today.

Rehn replied that the police had an operation in Lahti today in which one man was arrested, but at this stage his name or the reason for the arrest cannot be made public.

– We cannot comment further on the matter at this stage, because the measures related to the operation are still ongoing, he says.

The news is updated

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