The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has launched a regional security outfit to guard and protect the whole Biafra land from the rampaging Fulani herdsmen terrorists and other criminal groups.
In a statement issued by the Media and Public Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the outfit would also ensure the safety of the forests and farmlands which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.
The group said the move followed the failure of the South-East and South-South governors to float a regional security outfit unlike what was obtainable in the South West despite the nation’s worsening insecurity.
The statement read in part, “The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit known as Eastern Security Network is to halt every criminal activity and terrorists attack Biafraland.
“This outfit which is a vigilante group like the Amotekun in the South West and the Miyetti Allah security outfit will ensure the safety of our forests and farmlands which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.
“Since the South-East and South-South governors have failed to float a regional security outfit unlike their counterparts in the South West despite the worsening insecurity in the country, we have decided not to wait endlessly while our mothers and sisters are continually raped and slaughtered like fowls by terrorists in our land.
” We can’t watch helplessly while those we are agitating to liberate from bondage are gradually being eliminated by terrorists.
“We, therefore, advise every robber, kidnaper, and other criminals to steer clear from Biafra land or brace up for the worst. We must defend Biafra land no matter the price.
“Biafra security Network personnel will release special phone numbers for people to call whenever there is any case of criminality including kidnapping and robbery activities in the whole of Biafraland. Every resident in Biafraland should use the numbers to report any criminal activity anywhere in Biafraland for a prompt response.
” Fulani herdsmen attack our mothers and sisters must stop in our land with immediate effect. Unnecessary police brutality on innocent citizens also must stop. Police and Army checkpoints that have since been converted to extortion points should be dismantled.
“Any attempt to sabotage this Security Network will be stoutly resisted. IPOB is a peaceful movement but ready to defend our land and people no matter the cost.
“We want to make it clear that Eastern Security Network is not a Biafran Army but simply a vigilante group like Amotekun in the West. It’s a child of necessity born to cover up the weakness of our political leaders who have lost the courage to protect our people.”