Social media has been on fire since the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, announced the launch of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Kanu in a video on Monday explained that the security outfit was formed to defend the land of Biafra.
“We have decided to take it upon ourselves to defend the land of Biafra; we are determined and resolute and we are not going to stop until we eradicate every trace of Fulani terrorism in our midst.
“For years, our mothers have not been able to go to the farms, our daughters are being raped and cut into pieces. Everybody is aware of what transpired at Nimbo, at Ozokwani, and what’s happening right now in Delta, what is happening in Ebonyi State and what’s happening in some parts of Abia. We cannot allow it to continue. This present generation of IPOB won’t tolerate it; we will rather die than to allow the ‘janjaweed’ terrorists take over our lands.” He said.
Reacting to this, twitter has since had this move trending with opinions from Nigerians who hailed the move among others who condemned it.
See tweets below:
Some people in the comments here think cause for concern a bias against Nnamdi Kanu. If NK is the best person on earth, what happens when he isn’t available. The next in line. Too much power in one hand never ends well. Nigeria is already the perfect example. https://t.co/DoT1MTTUPs
— Colonel ‘Zulaikha’ 20.10.20 (@Idukwu) December 16, 2020
Amotekun was created and backed by law. The security outfit set up by Nnamdi Kanu is a militia group. I’m happy Afenifere verbally backed the outfit and I hope our useless governor will adopt them and legalize it. https://t.co/7gfxQLdHan
— Agu🦁 nwelụ ọ̀yi 🕤 (@MOMPERE55) December 16, 2020
…of government extortion. Imagine if the governors stood up for their people killed by SARS rather than condole only he police officers involved. If people had faith in their government, they would see Nnamdi Kanu for the threat that he is, rather than lend him their ears.
— Ndụkwe Ọnụọha (@endi2g) December 16, 2020
I wonder why y’all blasting Nnamdi Kanu other regions form theirs, then force their governors to legalize it…but here we are condenming instead of tasking the govs to do so….tueeh
— bahdgalsugar (@bhadgalshugar) December 16, 2020
The creation of Eastern Security Network by Nnamdi Kanu just shows how divided our Eastern Governors are.
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) December 16, 2020
Nnamdi Kanu is part of our problem.
South East Governors are 70% the cause of our problem
— Maduabuchi Gloria (@Chizibestest) December 16, 2020