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Some concerned Nigerians particularly from the Southeast have called for the merge of the two security outfits for the benefit of the region.
However, in a statement issued on Monday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB described the call as unreasonable, stressing that light and darkness can not work together.
The statement reads in part: ‘We have noted with keen interest, the genuine calls by some eminent Igbos for collaboration between our gallant Eastern Security Network, ESN; and the ghost Ebubeagu security network recently floated by the Southeast governors. We have equally noted similar calls by some self-acclaimed but unreliable Igbo elders and Ohanaeze chieftains.
‘But we have a simple question for them all: can light and darkness work together? We all knew the circumstances that gave birth to ESN. It was when the governors woefully failed to stand with the people who were being raped and slaughtered daily by Fulani herdsmen and jihadists that our leader, based on the yearnings by the people established ESN to save the situation. And ever since then, the narrative has changed. they added.
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