Listen to article
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has on Saturday launched the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Kanu who made the announcement in a radio broadcast on Saturday surprised both his IPOB family members and his critics with the unveiling of the security network.
Kanu explained that the ESN was launched to protect the Eastern Region from terrorists, marauding Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements having field day in Nigeria. Kanu in a Facebook post said: ‘this is our answer to insecurity and Fulani terrorism.’
The IPOB leader also disclosed that ESN was not different from Amotekun in the Southwest and Miyetti Allah in the North.
Kanu, who posted a 9 minutes video of Men and women of Eastern Security Network (ESN) adorned in black uniform with red and green beret, parading in Military style on his Facebook page. He warned terrorists, arm robbers, kidnappers, to vacate the East or be prepared ‘for the worst.’ Kanu vowed that the new security outfit will adequately defend the Southeast.
On his part, Emma Powerful, the IPOB media man in statement disclosed that mobile numbers would be released so people can call whenever there is any case of criminality in the region.
Kanu lamented that terrorists have converted forest in the Southeast into slaughter grounds and raping fields.
The statement reads partly: ‘We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce with delight, that IPOB has floated a special security network to guard and protect the whole of Biafraland from Fulani herdsmen terrorists and other criminal groups.’
‘The sole aim of this newly formed Security outfit known as Eastern Security Network (ESN), is to halt every criminal activity and terrorists attack in Biafraland.’
‘This outfit which is a vigilante group like the Amotekun in the South West and the Miyetti Allah security outfit will ensure the safety of our forests and farm lands which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.’
THE EASTERN UPDATES