JUST IN: We Will Not Disband ESN – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said that they will not disband ESN, Eastern Security Network, DAILY POST can confirm.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group agitating for the Biafra Republic from Nigeria has said it will not disband its militant arm, The group stated this in a press release by its spokesperson, Mr Emma Powerful, which was made available to journalists on Monday.
The group was reacting to claims by Nigerian security agencies, that IPOB had camps in the forest and that security forces recently destroyed the camp of IPOB and ESN in forests located in parts of Anambra and other Southeastern states.
IPOB insisted it had no camps in forests in the states mentioned, insisting that it was all government propaganda, just to link any alleged criminal hideouts to IPOB and that such a move would be resisted.
He said the existence of ESN has saved the South East from being annexed by rampaging Fulani herdsmen, who have overtaken Benue and Plateau States. “ESN exists to keep the East safe from the ravages of killer herdsmen now plaguing the entire middle belt and people like them.
“Since the launch of ESN by our Supreme Leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU, the main objective of ensuring the safety of farmlands in the East has been accomplished.”