On the occasion of its third anniversary, the militia branch of the Indigenous People of Biafra, also known as the Eastern Security Network, or ESN, has sent out warnings to vigilante groups, thugs, and herders in the Southeast.
The ESN promised to halt armed Fulani herdsmen from using the area.
The Anambra Vigilante Group, or AVG, was also forewarned by the security team to cease their purported kidnappings of individuals within the state.
In a statement, Emma Powerful, the spokesman for IPOB, called for the dissolution of all political thugs and vigilante groups, including the Ebubeagu militia that Southeast governors had founded.
All accused government-sponsored criminals, car-snatching gangs, kidnappers, and rapists operating in the states of Imo and Anambra were asked to leave their camps by the group.
Parts of the statement reads: “The Fulani herdsmen and their Miyetti Allah sponsors parading around Abia, Akwa Ibom and Igweocha, Anambra, Delta, Enugu, and Ebonyi axes especially at the Lokpanta area must be stopped.
“They are now involved in highway robbery and kidnapping. Most of the highway robbery and kidnap along Enugu- Umuahia – Aba – Port Harcourt Expressway were carried out by these Fulanis bandits. Lokpanta Cattle Market is the main hideout of these Fulanis bandits.
“This warning goes to the Anambra Vigilante Group, AVG, who have left their primary responsibility of securing Anambra State but have taken to crime and illegal abduction and murdering of IPOB members in Anambra State. If you do not stop your murderous actions, we will have no choice but to confront you.
“All political thugs and illegal security outfits formed to go after Biafrans must be disbanded with immediate effect. Ebubeagu militia in Imo State must be disbanded now. This Ebubeagu was responsible for mass killing and burning of innocent people’s houses within Biafraland, especially in Imo State.
“All the government-sponsored criminals, cannibals, car snatching gangs, kidnappers, and rapists operating in Imo and Anambra states are hereby given marching orders to vacate their camps in the Eastern Region as soon as possible.
“All the traditional rulers and politicians who are seriously facilitating the resettlement of Fulani herdsmen in our communities should be ready for us.
“Come this new year 2024, we shall forcefully impose harsh punishment on those conniving with Fulani herdsmen and enemies of our land to occupy our ancestral land.”
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