DHQ To Post Names, Photos of Simon Ekpa, Bello Turji, 95 Other Wanted Persons at Embassies, Airports

Mar 25, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • The Defence Headquarters has opened up on its plans to further deal with terrorist financiers in Nigeria
  • The Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, disclosed that the names and photos of the the wanted persons would be submitted to embassies and airports in the country
  • Buba noted that the assistance of relevant agencies in the country would be sought to ensure that the wanted insurgents and terrorists were apprehended

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said it would place the banner it used to declare over 90 terrorists operating in some geopolitical zones wanted in some strategic locations, including embassies and airports.

DHQ moves to deal with elements involved in Nigeria's terrorism, kidnapping and more
CDS Musa has vowed to deal with 97 persons, including terrorists and insurgents, allegedly being behind violent crimes in the country.
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The DHQ, through the Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, had earlier declared the factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Simon Ekpa and 96 other persons wanted.

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Among those declared wanted included the notorious bandit leader terrorizing Zamfara, Bello Turji, who had wrecked havocs in the Northwest regions of the country.

Who is Simon Ekpa?

The Finland-based Simon Ekpa, who is the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and also the self-acclaimed Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government in exile.

Also declared wanted was the notorious bandit leader terrorizing Zamfara, Bello Turji, who had wrecked havocs in the Northwest regions of the country.

Buba confirmed the names and pictures of the wanted people on Friday, March 22.

The names and pictures were those of suspected terrorists in the North-East and North-West as well as insurgents in the South-East and the North-Central.

As reported by Daily Trust, on Monday, March 25, DHQ also declared a total of 21 Insurgents and violent criminals wanted in the southeast and North Central Area.

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In an interview with The PUNCH on Saturday, March 23, Buba said:

“Yes, the DHQ will be working with other security agencies to arrest those declared wanted.

“Also, this list will be submitted at airports and embassies to help in apprehending them.”

While explaining why the banners would be placed at strategic locations, he noted that it was for easy recognition and arrest of the wanted suspects.

Buba, however, urged the citizens to cooperate with the military.

“How we rescued Kaduna schoolchildren”, DHQ reveals

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters announced the successful rescue of 137 individuals abducted from the Kuriga community in Chikun LGA, Kaduna state.

The schoolchildren who were taken in Kaduna were found and liberated in Zamfara state.

The military, working alongside other security agencies, conducted the rescue operation.

Source: Legit.ng

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