Former Aviation Minister and lawyer, Chief Femi Fani Kayode (FFK), has lauded the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu over the floating of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The renowned lawyer, who expressed satisfaction over the newly launched ESN asked Igbo people to appreciate Nnamdi Kanu, adding that the security outfit would safeguard the region against further attacks from tribal militia, or ethnic terrorist group.
Recall that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN) IPOB leader launches Eastern Security Network, a like of Amotekun for the purpose of securing the Eastern region against killer herdsmen and other criminal activities.
Kanu who maintained that the security outfit will not be used to achieve Biafra, noted that IPOB has no intention to forcefully declare Biafra against the rules of engagement as related to the international laws on self-determination.
Reacting to the development, Femi said he
was “impressed with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network”.
He also stated that a volunteer army is far more dangerous than an army of ill-motivated soldiers who fights for mere salaries.
“An army of volunteers that fights for the freedom, protection, and preservation of its people without pay, is far more dangerous and powerful than an army of ill-motivated professional soldiers with a corrupt and cowardly leadership, minimal inspiration and low morale who fight simply for their salaries.
“The former fight for future generations and the honor and integrity of their people whilst the latter fight only to preserve the nebulous status qou and their own near-empty stomachs.
“From today, with the launching of this network, it will be a very risky and dangerous thing for any tribal militia or ethnic terrorist group to attack the people of the East or to commit heinous crimes and barbaric acts of genocide against the Igbo race without grave consequences. Every Igbo man worth his salt ought to commend Kanu and thank him for this initiative.
“When the state refuses to protect you and your people you have a duty and an obligation before God to protect yourselves. This is a duty that the cowards in our midst and the fence-sitters refuse to acknowledge.
“I salute the courage of those behind the Eastern Security Network initiative just as I salute the courage of those that established Amotekun for the South West.
“I urge the leaders, and people of the Middle Belt, the South-South and the core North to set up similar regional security outfits to secure their lives and properties against the bandits, terrorists, murderous fanatics and men of blood and violence that have plagued our land and that wish to wipe us all from the face of the earth,” he said.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News