Defence headquarters declares Simon Ekpa, 96 others wanted

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared the factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, and 96 others wanted.

Among the wanted individuals are suspected terrorists, insurgents, and others believed to have been involved in other crimes undermining the nation’s security.

The DHQ released the names and pictures of those on Friday, March 22, through its director of defence media operations, Edward Buba, a major general.

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Names and pictures of the wanted Individuals by Defence hq
Names and pictures of suspects wanted by the Defence Headquarters in Nigeria

Thirty-three people were declared wanted in the North-East, which terrorists belonging to the Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) have tormented for over a decade.

Some of them are Abu Zaida; Modu Sulum; Baba Data; Ahmad; Sani Teacher; Baa Sadiq; Abdul Saad; Kaka Abi; Mohammad Khalifa; Umar Tella; Abu Mutahid; Mallam Mohammad; Mallam Tahiru Baga; Uzaiya and Ali Ngule .



    In the North-West devastated by banditry, 43 people were listed as wanted, including Alhaji Shingi; Malindi Yakubu; Boka; Dogo Gide; Halilu Sububu; Ado Aliero; Bello Turji; Dan Bokkolo; Labi Yadi; Nagala; Saidu Idris; Kachalla Rugga and Sani Gurgu.

    A total of 21 insurgents and violent criminals were declared wanted in the South-East and North-Central.

    They are Simon Ekpa; Chika Edoziem; Egede; Zuma; ThankGod; Gentle; Flavour; Mathew; David Ndubuisi; High Chief Williams Agbor; Ebuka Nwaka; Friday Ojimka; Obiemesi Chukwudi aka Dan Chuk; David Ezekwem Chidiebube; and Amobi Chinonso Okafor aka Temple.

    Fatimah Quadri is a Journalist and a Fact-checker at The ICIR. She has written news articles, fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy in an effort to combat information disinformation.
    She can be reached at sunmibola_q on X or [email protected]

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