Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reiterated that the group’s security outfit, the Eastern Security Network, ESN, was formed to combat criminal elements while the entire country is insecure.
Remember that the secessionist organization was accused of attacking security officers in the Southeast in order to pave the way for the realization of the long-suffering Biafra nation.
The security agencies recently vowed to clamp down on the group, alleging that they were responsible for the activities of the unknown gunmen wreaking havoc in the region.
ESN after bandits, terrorists not security operatives – Nnamdi Kanu
However, the Biafra freedom fighters has repeatedly dismissed the claim, stating that IPOB and its security wing had not involved in any criminal activity.
Kanu insisted that the ESN was established to protect the Igbos from external forces, particularly the Fulani herdsmen who have several times clashed with farmers in the region.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday night, Kanu restated that the security outfit “was created out of necessity” stating that it would continue to protect the Igbos from all forms of criminalities.
The tweet reads, “Again #ESN was created out of necessity. As long as Buhari’s regime continues to kill and abduct #Biafrans across the (SE)!
“ESN will continue to protect Igbo people from the brutal attacks of terrorists, bandits and herdsmen”.