Operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Sunday dared residents of Ukwulu in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State to flout ongoing sit-at-home exercise and have themselves to blame.
The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) owns the security outfit often accused of spearheading violent attacks in the South-East geo-political zone, particularly on public infrastructures including police formations and electoral offices in the Igbo predominant area.
The secessionist group has repeatedly distanced its paramilitary arm from the violent campaigns, including those visited on defaulters flouting its aborted sit-at-home order still being complied with across the geo-political zone.
The group had ordered a sit-at-home exercise to protest against the continued detention of its leader Nnamdi Kanu who is facing charges of treasonable felony.
Early Sunday morning, residents of Ukwulu woke up to read a warning threatening attacks allegedly sent to them by men of the ESN.
“Respect yourself Ukwulu about sit at home, to avoid crying had I known,” read the notice pasted. “We are watching you since, and you people are disobeying us because of dead Nigeria.
“From Monday upwards, disobey us again and have yourself (sic) blamed. ESN is coming for you,” they threatened.
Police spokesperson in the state, Ikenga Toochukwu, a Deputy Superitendent of Police (DSP) confirmed the threat but said security have been beefed up in the community and its environs.