The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of protecting bandit terrorists while unleashing security operatives of members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Naija News reports that IPOB made this known in a statement on Saturday entitled: “Nigeria government bombing ESN in Enugu but protecting bandits in the North.”
The pro-Biafra group was reacting to an attack on ESN operatives in Akpofu Nkanu forests, Enugu State.
In the statement to newsmen, IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful called on the international community to notice the unprovoked attack against the operatives of the ESN.
He said security agents have failed to protect Biafrans against the incursions by Fulani jihadists but go after ESN operatives who are defending their ancestral land against terrorist invasion
“This is the height of wickedness. NIGERIA is aiding and abating terrorism. Fulani controlled federal government gives tacit support to terrorists but crushes peaceful agitators. This is wickedness and hypocrisy which God must judge,” IPOB said.
“The same FULANI terrorists masquerading as herdsmen have for years been kidnapping, raping and killing locals in Nkanu and other communities in Biafra land until December 2020 when ESN was set up to flush them out of our forests. Now their real sponsors have come to defend them against ESN by combing the forests in the hunt of ESN operatives instead of the terrorists.
“Since Fulani herdsmen started their killing spree in Biafra land, has any of them been arrested let alone prosecuted by any security agency? Yet every other day the Army and other security agencies have been hunting for ESN like wild animals. The cowardly South-East governors and the evil political elite will still protect them. We are aware of security operatives were not ESN. The police officers were not killed by ESN.
“The criminals who killed police officers ran into the Bush where ESN operatives were staying. ESN and IPOB members were not involved in the attack against security agents, Nigeria Government and her army group of terrorists should leave IPOB and ESN alone because we do nothing wrong by protecting our people from Fulani terrorists herdsmen who have crossing Akpofu community bushes to Ebonyi State and other parts of Biafraland.
“We are calling on the governor of Enugu state Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to call commander 82 division Enugu to know that ESN and IPOB did not kill any police, Nigeria army and police should not hatred and envy attack ESN because we’re Igbo.”