One of the major news headlines in Nigeria, as we speak, involves The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The group has launched its own security network, Eastern Security Network, ESN. They have been asked to scrap it, however, they have indicated that they will not scrap it today or tomorrow because it has come to stay.Their stance was relayed in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful which reads;“At a time when well-meaning individuals and groups from entire Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt are hailing the setting up of ESN, the so-called governors are busy advertising their opposition to the people they claim to be leading. Anyway, they never had the mandate of the people. So, we are not surprised.Our message to the treacherous South-East governors and their South-South counterparts is that ‘the train has since left the station’ and can’t reverse its course. It’s pretty too late to have a rethink. The people have got what they long desired which the cowardly governors failed to give them because of selfish political interest.May we remind the traitors that the Eastern region cannot be sacrificed on the altar of their political interest. It’s either they key in or shape out! The East can exist without them. They should steer clear because they can’t withstand the force behind ESN.”