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Nnamdi Kanu deploys ESN to Eleme over increased Security Threat By Herdsmen in Rivers
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has deployed volunteered personnel of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) To Eleme in Rivers State following heightened security tension in the area.
Kanu who is the commander of the vigilante group revealed on Friday evening on his social tools including Twitter, describing the Chief security officer of the state, Governor Nyesom Wike as ‘a Joke’.
He noted that the deployment was in response to the yearnings and cries of residents in the Local government mainly mothers.
Farming mothers in Eleme, in a viral clip within the week, carried out a protest over destruction of crops and other valuables by the marauding armed Herdsmen.
The aggrieved protestors mainly aged mothers were seen carrying a number of inscribed placards ‘Fulani Stop The Threat On Our Farm’, ‘Governor Wike Come Save Our Lives Now’, and others, regretted that President Mohammadu Buhari urged to engage in farming now Herdsmen are destroying it.
They also lamented that their children are being killed and daughters raped, urging Fulanis to leave their communities.
The security outfit is expected to forthwith flush out ‘Fulani Terror Herdsmen’ in farms, Kanu said.
“In response to the cries and yearnings of our terrified mothers in Eleme Igweocha (Rivers State), I have this evening instructed the High Command of Eastern Security Network #ESN to move into the area forthwith & to rid the farms of #Fulani terror herdsmen.
@GovWike is a joke!
Recall ESN since inauguration by IPOB leadership 12 December 2020 have recorded series encounter with herders both in Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, and Abia states where settlements were destroyed and settlers evicted.
Kanu had ordered Herdsmen residence in forests within communities in the Southeast region to relocate to urban cities to enable ESN to rid off disturbing unabated killings and raping ongoing in the area.
He accused herdsmen of turning farmlands in the region into killing, rapping and kidnapping fields, vowed to deal with anyone sighted grazing cows in people’s farms.