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Insecurity: Ribadu In Closed-Door Meeting With South-East Governors

On Monday, the National Security Adviser to President Bola Tinubu held a meeting with the Governors of the five South-Eastern states in Abuja.

Journalists were not informed of the agenda for the closed-door session. However, it is possible that the meeting is related to the increasing security challenges in Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi states.

Last Wednesday, the Senate condemned the Monday sit-at-home in the South East geopolitical zone and asked the Federal Government to collaborate with the Finnish Government and extradite a pro-Biafran agitator, Simon Ekpa, for prosecution.

The upper chamber resolved to invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs (when appointed) and relevant stakeholders to carry out a thorough investigation as well as bring other sponsors of the act to book.

The Senate also rejected a recommendation for IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu’s release, saying it would amount to sub judice as the matter of his release was still in court.

The illegal sit-at-home order is said to be enforced by a faction of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in five South-East states.

The unconstitutional order was declared in 2021 to press home demands for the release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is being detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) and prosecuted for terrorism-related charges.

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