The Nigerian Senate has 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 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, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi.
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.
During plenary, the red chamber, presided over by President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, 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.
Senator Izunaso Osita had in his motion decried the state of insecurity in the region, stating that economic activities have come to a halt in the zone while kidnapping and wanton killing had become the order of the day.
A cross section of Senators condemned the sit-at-home in the South East geopolitical zone.
After the widely debated motion, the Senate observed one minute silence for all those who have been killed during the sit-at-home.
Sen. Izunaso Osita- Imo West
Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe- Abia South
Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu – Abia North
Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah- Anambra South
Sen. Gbenga Daniel- Ogun East
Sen. Godswill Akpabio- Senate President