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Herdsmen Flee, Abandon Cows As Ipob’s ESN Invades Camp In Enugu

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Operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives have reportedly invaded the camp of Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State, chasing them away and killing two of their cows.

In a trending video, ESN operatives were seen chasing the herdsmen out of the forest.

It was learnt that residents of the world had earlier told the herders to prevent destroying their farms but they allegedly refused.

However, while the herdsmen were chased out of the bush, a significant warning was given to them by ESN operatives to not return if they value their lives.

The video is coming few days after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) claimed that the leader of Fulani bandits, Mohammed Isa, whom they arrested a couple of days ago in Benue State, had been killed.

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Media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, had told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the ESN wouldn’t spare terrorists.

Isa, who allegedly terrorised Igbo residents in Benue communities, was allegedly apprehended by the safety outfit last weekend.

IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had in December 2020 launched ESN to guard the people of South-East and South-South regions from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.

The IPOB leader described the outfit as a reproduction of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also referred to as Amotekun, earlier launched by the South-West governors to curb insecurity within the region.

“The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit referred to as Eastern Security Network are to halt every criminal activity and therefore the surprise attack on Biafraland,” Kanu had said.

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“This outfit, which may be a vigilante group just like the Amotekun within the South-West and therefore the Miyetti Allah security outfit, will make sure the safety of our forests and farmland, which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.”

There are clashes between the military and ESN operatives in Orlu, Imo State, resulting in the death of a minimum of five persons.

Recently, it had been also learnt that some Nigerian soldiers resigned and joined the ESN because the ESN, being funded by both international and native donors, had better welfare packages for its officers than the military.

“The Kanu ESN boys aren’t a bunch of rookies and untrained fellows brandishing guns. i do know five guys from my hometown in Anambra State who left the Nigerian Army to hitch the ESN. Two of them were formerly serving operational Lafiya Dole, Borno State before they quit.

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“We are reliably informed that there are other soldiers, particularly of the South-East extraction, who will soon leave for other various reasons and that they are likely to be recruited into the fold,” a military source told SaharaReporters.

In July 2012, about 356 soldiers within the North-East and other theatres of operation had resigned from the military – some on voluntary retirement. Others cited the loss of interest as their reason for disengagement.

Source:- Sahara Reporters

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