By Chijindu Emeruwa
The new leadership of the apex Igbo socio cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo-led by Chief Chidi Ibeh, has disclosed that it would back IPOB Eastern Security network and other Indigenous security outfits to halt any form of criminalities in the South East region.
Ohanaeze in a statement by Kalu Mkpa, Media Aide to the Secretary General, noted that the leadership of the body, has moved to bring all stakeholders in Igbo land, including Southeast Governors, Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) and youths on the same page in order to protect the territorial integrity of igbo nation against herdsman and extremists invasion.
Akelicious recalls that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had launched the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
The IPOB Leader explained that the ESN was launched to protect the Southeast from marauding Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements.
Kanu also disclosed that ESN was not different from Amotekun in the Southwest and Miyetti Allah in the North.
Kanu’s launch of ESN was disclosed in a statement signed by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful.
But, according to the apex Igbo group, in the statement, on Sunday, whether its called, Eastern Security Network of IPOB or the proposed joint security outfit by Southeast Governors or Ogbunigwe security forces, we will ensure that external invasions from outside will be stopped without further delay.
On the economic development of Igbo land, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said it would assist in the full realization of “Enyimba Economic City” Aba, the revamp of Enugu coal mine, resuscitation of Port Harcourt-Maidugri railways with rail links and connections with all igbo state capitals and commercial cities especially Onitsha-owerri-Aba link.
The Igbo socio-cultural organization said, “The new leadership lauds President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental strides in Southeast especially upgrading of Akanu Ibiam international airport Enugu and approval of Ebonyi state international airport, the reopening of Onitsha dry seaport after 47 years and establishment of another seaport in Akwaete in Ukwa west 15km to Atlantic ocean, the new leadership demand from President Muhammadu Buhari an additional state for the southeast”.