There are so many security challenges that the Government and her citizens, are currently Facing in the Country. From Boko Haram, to Kidnappers, to Bandits and killer Herdsmen. And as a result of all these security challenges, some part of the Country decided to come up with their own Security Agencies. They SouthWest came up with Amotekun, while the Easterners (IPOB) came up with Eastern Security Network. The Federal Government doesn’t recognize Eastern Security Network, and as a result of that, they are considered to be outlaws.
The minister of Information and Communications Lia Mohammed had an interview with AIT. In that Interview, he talked about the Current Security situation of the country, and also compared it with the previous adminstration. According to what the Minister said, he informed Nigerians that the current security situation is better than the Previous Administration. He also talked about IPOB and Bandits, and compared the both of them.
The minister talked about the difference between IPOB and Bandits, and why IPOB (ESN) are more Dangerous than Bandits. According to what the Minister said, he said that IPOB have been proscribe (ban) by the Government. And that IPOB does not recognize the State Nigeria, and also don’t recognize the Sovereignty of the nation. He said that, IBOP are against Nigeria, and they even went on to create their own Security Team.
He said that, Bandits are not like IPOB, because Bandits don’t threaten the Sovereignty of the Country. He considered Bandits as armed Robbers, because they do the same thing that Robbers does, but they are Super Armed Robbers. And also, there is no part of the world that Bandits have been Proscribed (considered as outlaws). And that IPOB shouldn’t be compared to be in the same category with Bandits.