Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said in the coming days, there would be a resumption of protests across the Eastern region (South-East and South-South) of Nigeria.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said this on Saturday, during a Radio broadcast monitored, and also streamed on Facebook by Obinwannem News.
Also, during the broadcast, Kanu officially launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN), said it was for the safety of the Biafran territory.
He also stated that the ESN would protect the protesters during the forthcoming protests.
Nnamdi Kanu who said the protest would be peaceful, did not mention the actual date for the protest.
He said that the sole duty of the ESN, is to safeguard forests, bushes, and farms across the Eastern states which comprises of South South and South East. More so, to check the excesses of the killer herdsmen from Niger, Chad, Lybia, Mali as was claimed by the Federal Government.
Kanu also faulted the Governors of the states in SS and SE for failing to live up to their primary responsibility which is to protect every life and property of their citizens.
He compared the Eastern Security Network to the Western security outfit in the west otherwise known as Amotekun, and the security outfits in the north known as Hisbah, and the vigilante group set up by Miyetti Allah.
He said since the South East and South South governors are so weak and same time idiotic to come together and secure their land, that it is of utmost importance that IPOB, do it because it is their land.
Kanu said he is not against the herdsmen; however, he asked them to rent houses and shops to do their businesses as other tribes do elsewhere.
“Eastern Security Network will handle every security problem in our land, stop kidnapping, stop the destruction of our properties and safeguard the lives of our citizens.
“We are not declaring war for secession, we are only exercising our civic responsibility to self-defense,” he added.
He also urged everyone to support this security outfit.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News