•Eastern Security Network operatives
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 (ESN) by the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, as illegal.
IPOB in a statement issued on Saturday by its leader (Kanu) through the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said contrary to the positions of the southeast governors, that the security network is legal.
But the southeast governors led by Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi had reportedly distanced the governments and people of the area from the IPOB security arrangement, an action that IPOB lambasted them for taking such decision.
IPOB in the statement titled “In Nigeria, SELF DEFENCE is LEGAL” quoting Sec. 59, Penal Code to justify their action states “Nothing is an offence of which is done in the lawful exercise of the right of private defence.