Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed why the group’s security outfit, Eastern Security Network, ESN, will continue to operate despite onslaughts against it by security agencies.
Nnamdi Kanu said the outfit was established to tackle criminal elements as the nation teeters on the brink of collapse owing to pervasive insecurity.
The secessionist group had been accused of unleashing terror in the south-east, attacking security operatives and public buildings as part of the effort to actualise the age-long agitated Biafra nation.
The security agencies recently vowed to clamp down on the group, alleging that they were responsible for the activities of the unknown gunmen wreaking havoc in the region.
However, the separatists have repeatedly denied their involvement in the unrest and attacks in the troubled south east, stating that IPOB and its security wing had nothing to do with any criminal activity.
Speaking on the development, Nnamdi Kanu insisted that the ESN will not cease to exist if the Igbos continue to be threatened by external forces.
He disclosed that the ESN was established to protect the Igbos from Fulani herdsmen who have several times clashed with farmers in the region.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday night, Kanu restated that the security outfit “was created out of necessity” stating that it would continue to protect the Igbos as long as President Muhammadu Buhari remains at the helms of the country’s affairs.
The tweet reads, “Again #ESN was created out of necessity. As long as Buhari’s regime continues to kill and abduct #Biafrans across the (SE)!
“ESN will continue to protect Igbo people from the brutal attacks of terrorists, bandits and herdsmen”.