End terrorism first before attempting to stop ESN, IPOB tells FG, S’East/S’South govs, security agencies
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has challenged those criticising the establishment of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, to first eradicate terrorists rampaging the country before attempting to stop the regional security outfit.
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had last week announced the formation of ESN which he said was a vigilante group akin to Amotekun to deal with the rising insecurity in the South East and South South geopolitical zones.
But the South East Governors through their Chairman, Gov. Dave Umahi, disowned the security outfit.
The position of the Governors has drawn the ire of IPOB which cautioned them to steer clear from the matter to avoid incurring the wrath of the masses who, according to the group have been yearning for adequate protection against terrorists.
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, accused the governors of working against the interest of the people of the region.
According to the statement any attempt to dismantle ESN will amount to efforts in futility and testing of the people’s will.
It read in part: “Our message to the treacherous South East Governors and their South South counterparts is that ‘the train has since left the station’ and can’t reverse it’s course.
“It’s pretty too late to have a rethink. The people have got what they long desired which the cowardly Governors failed to give them because of selfish political interest.
“May we remind the them that the Eastern region cannot be sacrificed at the altar of their political interest. It’s either they key in or shape out!
“The East can exist without them. They should steer clear because they can’t withstand the force behind ESN.
“May we unequivocally tell Gov. Umahi and his co-governors that ESN has come to stay. Since they lack, the courage to protect our people ESN has come to fill the gap.
“Governors of South West and their lawmakers established and funded Amotekun to protect Yoruba land; Miyetti Allah announced the formation of Fulani security network to protect Fulani interests nation wide; yet our Governors were busy pursuing the agenda of their caliphate masters instead of understanding the signs.
“Governors, political elite, security agencies and all saboteurs should keep their distance from ESN for any attempt to resist, undermine or attack the outfit amounts to invitation of the people’s wrath.
“Those scheming to stop ESN should first stop terrorism in the country and then ESN will voluntarily unwind. Anything to the contrary will spell doom to all!”
IPOB explained that ESN was not the Biafra Army but a mere vigilante group for counter terrorism.
“We reiterate that ESN is not a Biafran Army but a mere vigilante group established to protect Biafrans against terrorists.
“The outfit is only a child of necessity born to bridge the gap of leadership failure by both States and the federal government to protect lives and property of Biafrans who are daily dehumanised, raped and killed by Fulani herdsmen and terrorists unchallenged by any security agency.
The Governors should know that ESN is even beyond IPOB. It’s the people’s irreversible resolve to defend themselves against conquest and occupation by aliens.
“Anyone trying to oppose the security outfit is testing the will of the people, and does so at his own peril!”
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