IPOB threatens to resist highway patrols in S’East, condemn plans for new security outfit

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned plans by the governors of Southeastern states to set up highway security patrols to fight insecurity.

The group said the Ebubeagu security outfit introduced by the governors has not been of any help but rather they kill and maim citizens of localities where they operate.

In a press release by its spokesperson, Mr Emma Powerful, the group said it will work to scuttle such plans if the governors continued with it.

Part of the release read: “We condemn the South East Governors’ plan to form another security outfit in the South East to patrol our highways. We declare such plans unacceptable because the murderous Ebubeagu they created has killed and destroyed many of our people’s lives and properties.

“We have Eastern Security Network (ESN) working day and night to secure our Region. These gallant men and women are paying the ultimate price to keep our land safe from State-sponsored terrorists. If it is not for ESN, by now, state-sponsored Fulani militias would have overrun Biafra Land.

“Therefore, we don’t want another security outfit within our territory. Forming another security outfit means that the Governors have exhausted their powers with Ebubeagu and are again looking for another means of causing confusion in Biafraland.

“If these governors and politicians insist on forming a rebranded Ebubeagu, that means that they are benefiting from insecurity in the Eastern Region like their counterpart, Hope Uzodima and they want Hope Uzodinma to cash into the ideas and cause more insecurity in the region.”

The group said despite the recent order of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, which released the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, the state governors have not added their voices to call for the release of their leader.

The group said: “It’s pathetic that these South East Governors cannot publicly demand the unconditional release of their brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu after the Appeal Court’s verdict to acquit and discharge him, instead they are hypocritically calling for a political solution without the political will to accomplish it.

“The only Governor who summoned courage and called openly for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and we expected other governors to do so without fear. Nobody will kill them because of saying the truth.

“We expected the Governors to demand the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi KANU and not waste their energy and resources creating another security outfit.

“IPOB will never succumb to any pressure to accept any other security outfit to be used against ESN like the killer Ebubeagu did.”

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