Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu says that the group’s security outfit, Eastern Security Network, ESN, was established to fight terrorists and not security operatives.
The secessionist group had been accused of attacking the security operatives in the Southeast to pave way for the actualization of the Biafra nation.
The security agencies recently vowed to clamp down on the group. They alleged that they were responsible for the activities of the unknown gunmen killings.
But the Biafran freedom fighters have repeatedly dismissed the claim.
Kanu insisted that the ESN was established to protect the Igbos from external forces, particularly the 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” He said that it would continue to protect the Igbos from all forms of criminalities.
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”.