Eastern Security Network is for self-defence – IPOB •Warns Umahi

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The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has faulted the position of South-East governors and other stakeholders who described the recently launched Eastern Security Network () by the leader of the group, , as illegal.

IPOB a issued on by its leader (Kanu) the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said contrary to the positions of the southeast governors, that the security network is legal.

IPOB had last week announced the inauguration of a ; “Eastern Security Network” which it said was primarily targeted at checkmating the activities of criminal herdsmen “Biafraland”.

But the southeast governors led by Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi had reportedly distanced the governments and people of the area the IPOB security arrangement, an action that IPOB lambasted them for taking such decision.

IPOB the titled “ Nigeria, SELF DEFENCE is LEGAL” quoting Sec. 59, Penal Code to justify action “Nothing is an offence of which is done the lawful of the right of private defence.

“Sec 32, Criminal Code ‘It is a crime to RESIST actual & unlawful violence’. #EasternSecurityNetwork is LEGAL!

“Any move we make is backed by the LAW. Take a look at some of these headlines emanating Ebonyi State over the years, is it justification and validation enough for the existence of #?

“Anybody Ebonyi State foolish enough, like Dave Umahi, to inform against # pay a heavy price for it. There be no mercy,” warned IPOB. (The Nation)