Kanunta Kanu has said that Eastern Security Network, ESN will continue to protect South East people.
The Eastern Security Network (ESN) will not be disbanded.
Speaking on Wednesday, Kanu said ESN will continue to protect the people of the South East and persons living in the region against criminals.
Kanu stated that the ESN will continue to wade off the bandits and killer herdsmen from the forests and communities in the South East.
Kanu said that the North-West governors have agreed to recruit 3,000 special vigilantes to assist in combating banditry and kidnapping but nothing is being done in the South East.
He condemned the Nigerian Government for labelling IPOB and ESN as a terrorist group, adding that the “Fulanisation agenda” will not work.
“#IPOB is always right. They don’t want our vigilante group #ESN in #Biafraland, but they’re recruiting more than 3000 vigilantes in the North for what?
“We don’t need anybody to defend our people #ESN will do that and #Biafraland will not be like Agwatyap people of Kaduna State,” Kanu wrote.
Meanwhile, the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has said that over 150 groups of bandits are operating in the North West region of the country.
Masari stated that the groups of bandits have sworn allegiance to different leaders, which has made the fight against banditry difficult in the region.
He made the revelation on Tuesday when he played host to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the government house in Katsina.
Masari said that his colleagues in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, and Nasarawa states have taken security measures to combat banditry in the region.
He said seven states in the region and North Central have agreed to recruit 3,000 special vigilantes to assist in combating banditry and kidnapping.
The governor said the Nigeria Police Force will train the vigilantes, who will assist security agencies in tackling the security challenges in the region.
He, however, stated that the fight against insecurity should be a collective effort while asking Nigerians to always provide support for the security agencies.