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Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met with Governors from the five South-East states in Abuja on Monday.
While journalists were not informed of the agenda of the closed-door session, it is possible that it is related to the escalating security issues in Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi states.
The Eastern Updates recalls that 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 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.
In another report, Monday in Ebonyi State saw a flurry of socio-economic activities, as residents carried on with their ordinary tasks, enjoying a sense of security without facing any harassment or assaults from individuals believed to be members of IPOB.
It is worth noting that the Ishieke Community in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State experienced an attack last week, carried out by enforcers of the Sit-at-home order issued by Simon Ekpa.