The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the formation of its own security outfit.
The seccessionist movement in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the new outfit is aimed at checkmating the menace of herdsmen and other criminal elements.
The new group named Eastern Security Network (ESN) will operate in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones.
“We the global family of the 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 the rampaging Fulani herdsmen terrorists and other criminal groups in our land,” Mr Powerful said yesterday.
“The sole aim and objective 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.
“Since the South east and South south governors have failed to float a regional security outfit unlike their counterparts in the South west despite the worsening insecurity in the country, we have decided not to wait endlessly while our mothers and sisters are continually raped and slaughtered like fowls by terrorists in our land. We can’t watch helplessly while those we are agitating to liberate from bondage are gradually being eliminated by terrorists.
“We therefore, advise every robber, kidnaper and other criminals to steer clear from Biafra land or brace up for the worst. We must defend Biafra land no matter the price.
“Biafra security network personnel will release special phone numbers for people to call whenever there is any case of criminality including kidnapping and robbery activities in the whole of Biafraland. Every resident in Biafraland should use the numbers to report any criminal activity anywhere in Biafraland for prompt response,” he added.