The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday, July 24, accused the Federal Government of “bombing” the Eastern Security Network, ESN, in Enugu State while protecting bandits in the North.
IPOB made this assertion in response to an attack on ESN operatives in Akpofu Nkanu forests, Enugu State.
According to the statement issued by the IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful on Saturday, July 24, the ESN operatives did nothing to the Nigerian Army to warrant such an attack.
The statement entitled: “Nigeria government bombing ESN in Enugu but protecting bandits in the North” reads, “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to place the international community on notice of the unprovoked attack by the Nigeria Army against the operatives of the Eastern Security Network ESN in Enugu on Friday, July 23, 2021.
“A combined team of soldiers and security operatives was unleashed against innocent ESN operatives at Akpofu Nkanu forests in Enugu State.
“The ESN operatives did nothing to deserve this unprovoked attack. ESN has only been defending communities in the area against incessant attacks; and destruction of their farms by killer Fulani herdsmen. The hypocritical Nigerian security agents have failed to protect Biafrans against the incursions by Fulani jihadists.
“Yet instead of allowing ESN to defend our ancestral land against terrorist invasion the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have been unleashed against innocent volunteer security outfits safeguarding the lives of Biafrans.
“This is the height of wickedness. NIGERIA is aiding and abating terrorism. Fulani-controlled federal government gives tacit support to terrorists but crushes peaceful agitators. This is wickedness and hypocrisy which God must judge.
“The same FULANI terrorists masquerading as herdsmen have for years been kidnapping; raping and killing locals in Nkanu and other communities in Biafra land; until December 2020 when ESN was set up to flush them out of our forests.
“Now their real sponsors have come to defend them against ESN; by combing the forests in the hunt of ESN operatives instead of the terrorists.”