The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has said his security
network (Eastern Security Network, ESN ) is not a terror organization and does not
engage in criminality.
Kanu on December 13 2020 launched the ESN security outfit due to the rising insecurity
in the region. There have been allegations that the ESN was behind the various attacks
on police formations in the South-South and South-Eastern parts of the country.
In a tweet posted today, May 17, Kanu said operatives of the security outfit are too
disciplined to be involved in criminal activities. His tweet reads
“I’ve said it before but let me say it again that the Eastern Security Network I command
is strictly organized to deal with TERRORIST herdsmen in our land.
ESN is a highly disciplined group of volunteers that do not engage in any act of
criminality or terror”