Finland authorities on Thursday arrested a popular pro-Biafra separatist agitator, Simon Ekpa. According to a Finland news outlet, HS, the police escorted the separatist out of his apartment in Lahti. The platform claimed that they had gone to Ekpa\u2019s residence for an interview but to their surprise, the Finland police, KRP, answered when the HS team rang the separatist bell. The HS said the KRP prevented their team from entering Ekpa\u2019s apartment and said that the interview would be moved \u201cto the future\u201d. When contacted, an official of the Finnish Embassy in Abuja who craves anonymity confirmed Ekpa\u2019s arrest to\u00a0The PUNCH\u00a0on Thursday. \u201cIt is our understanding that he is currently in police custody in Finland,\u201d the official who is not authorised to speak to the press told\u00a0The PUNCH. \u201cAccording to information available to us, the image is verified by Helsingin Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper; in it, Ekpa is seen being escorted out of his home in Lahti by plainclothes Finnish police\u201d, the official volunteered. Before his eventual arrest on Thursday, Nigerians all over the world have signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to arrest Ekpa, the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the South-East. Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in had repeatedly ordered the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home and asked them to boycott the country\u2019s general elections billed for Saturday. His repeated sit-at-home order has been marked by bloodshed and destruction of lives and properties in the region by its enforcers. The PUNCH\u00a0had on February 15 reported that the Federal Government summoned the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, over \u201chate speech and incitive comments\u201d by Ekpa. At the meeting with Pylvanainen, Nigeria\u2019s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Ekpa\u2019s action was fast becoming a threat to the forthcoming election, and that the Federal Government would not take it lightly with him and the Finland government \u00a0if nothing drastic is done. \u201cWe thought it was important for us to have this chat with you to let you know that, of course, he is living in the comfort of his home there in Finland and we know that we have been in touch with your good self. \u201cWe have had some time to ensure that we arrest this situation but it appears the situation is getting out of hand. And we are saying enough is enough. We should let you know, in very strong terms that it is high time you really back Nigeria with the quest that something is done immediately because he threatens the forthcoming elections. \u201cThe sad thing is that this gentleman has a lot of followers out there. And the moment he issues these instructions, what happens is that you have destructions the very next day. They embark on killings and burning and you name it. And we believe this is not acceptable. \u201cIt\u2019s important to get to know that these elections are being threatened by the actions of someone and that something needs to be done immediately, to address the situation. \u201cThis in essence is why we thought it was important for us to have this discussion with you, so as to let you know our concerns and the displeasure of the Government of Nigeria and the people of Nigeria on this very unhealthy development,\u201d the minister, who was represented by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, had told Pylvanainen.