The sit-at-home order by Simon Ekpa, a self-described follower of Nnamdi Kanu, has been ignored, according to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo International.
This is as the organisation set a $50,000 reward on the Ekpa who is based in Finland.
In the Southeast, Ekpa had ordered people to stay at home on Monday and Tuesday.
However, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, declared Ekpa to be the Igbo nation’s number one adversary, making the sit-at-home protest illegal.
“Ndigbo has placed a bounty reward of $50, 000 for anyone who has useful information on how Simon Ekpa will be apprehended for his extradition and prosecution in Nigeria, to answer the law of land over his criminalities, incitement of violent killings, and, burning of public properties in the name of self-determination.”
Ohanaeze urged Igbos residents in Finland to report Ekpa to INTERPOL to aid his arrest.
“Ndigbo should know that Simon Ekpa will never return to Southeast again in the future and Igbo residents in Finland who had earlier disowned his actions and activities should aid the Nigerian Government and INTERPOL to arrest Simon Ekpa in other to stabilise the southeast and rescue the zone from the nefarious activities of his gang members masquerading as biafra agitators, who are interested in killing people and burning the public buildings.
“The tasks to preserve and rescue the Southeast should begin with the help of all Igbos in the diaspora and at home, to assist in the arrest of the worsening security challenges, dwindling of the economic and social activities caused by Ekpa’s rantings and illegal sit-at-home.
“Ndigbo has declared Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa on this day 23rd of January 2023 as the number one adversary and enemy of Ndigbo, who Ndigbo had caught sight of in the last 200 years,” he added.