Late Commander Ikonso.

The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says a new commander for the Eastern Security Network (ESN) has emerged.

The security arm of the secessionist group lost its top commander popularly known as Ikonso Saturday morning.

But a day after Mr Ikonso, who was reportedly ambushed and murdered in cold blood, passed away, his successor has emerged, according to Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB.

Mr Powerful made this known while granting a telephone interview to Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“Another commander has taken over,” he told the anchor of the programme, refusing to name Ikonso’s successor.

Meanwhile, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister says the Nigerian government made the greatest mistake by killing the deceased warlord, saying IPOB might tow the same part like Boko Haram terrorists who went berserk when its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed.