Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that the failure of Southeast governors to secure the lives and property of Igbo people led to the formation of the Eastern Security Network.
In a statement he issued yesterday, Kanu said the Southeast and South-South regions have resolved to defend their territories from terrorism and extra-judicial killings.
Kanu, who accused the governors of sleeping while external forces kill their people in Biafra territory, warned that the people of the regions would not allow what happened at Oyigbo in Rivers State to repeat itself.
He said it was now the responsibility of his generation to defend themselves and their fatherland against the external aggression of Fulani terrorists and their hegemonic tendencies.
The IPOB Leader maintained that all ethnic groups in Igboland are well represented in the security outfit, and expressed the confidence that every city, town and village would be protected from terrorism, kidnapping, destruction of farmlands, rape, killings, armed robbery, illegal occupation of forests and river banks by marauding killers from the Sahel, among others.
His words: “For years, our mothers have not been able to go to their farms for fear of being raped and cut into pieces. Our invaders, some of them from Sene-Gambia are in our villages raping and killing people at will.
“The Delta State Government has inaugurated Operation Delta Hawk, a security outfit in the classic fragmented approach of the Southeast to issues of national importance.
“The West has made effort to combat terrorism in their territory through Amotekun and even Miyetti Allah had the guts to float a vigilante outfit that has spread to every nook and cranny of the country with the support of the Presidency and northern governors.”
Kanu wondered why governors of the Southeast have allowed themselves to become fragmented for fear of displeasing their masters, adding that the Eastern Security Network was modeled after Amotekun in the West and Miyetti Allah vigilante group in the North to protect the South-South and Southeast from bandits and terrorists.
“We have allowed ourselves to become willing tools of the caliphate in our destruction. Unfortunately too, some Igbo people have been cajoled and intimidated to the point where they now deny their own identity.
“We present our first and last line of defence, the Eastern Security Network to end years of terrorism in our land,” he added.