Thousands join IPOB volunteer corps in Eastern Nigeria (Watch the Two Videos)
By Chris Eze
Thousands of Igbo youths have enlisted in a volunteer corps aimed at defending the entire South Eastern Nigeria from the violent activities of Fulani herdsmen
Irohinoodua obtained two video clips showing members of the new group at what looked like a beachside in the South East area.
“We have decided to recruit young people with the sole aim of defending Igbo territories. We have the mandate to protect people in the entire South Eastern Region including those in the South South” an official said in one of the clips obtained by Irohinoodua
Tony Okafor a top IPOB official said the group had launched the Eastern Nigeria Sevurity Network, (ENSEN)
In a statement made available to journalists, he said “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 on Biafraland.
According to him the outfit 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 farm lands which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.
He said “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.
He stated further “We can’t watch helplessly while those we are agitating to liberate from bondage are gradually being eliminated by terrorists.
He said “we advise every robber, kidnaper and other criminals to steer clear from Biafra land or brace up for the worst. We must defend Biafra no matter the price.
The group has drawn thousands of volunteers “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 Biafra land. Every resident in Biafra land should use the numbers to report any criminal activity anywhere in Biafra land for prompt response.”the statement said further.
He argued that “Fulani herdsmen attack on 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 which 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.”