Finnish police have released popular pro-Biafra separatist agitator, Simon Ekpa, just hours after he was arrested and questioned.
Ekpa was earlier arrested by Finnish authorities, according to reports from the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Ekpa was suspected of committing a crime, however, the police did not disclose the nature of the alleged offense.
Ekpa, who is based in Finland, has been an outspoken advocate for the Biafran independence movement in Nigeria, which seeks to establish a separate state for the Igbo people.
He has used social media platforms to galvanize support for the cause and has been a thorn in the side of the Nigerian government, which has accused him of inciting violence and separatism.
The circumstances surrounding Ekpa’s arrest and release remain unclear, and it is not known if he will face further legal action.