The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has flayed the Founder of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, for demanding the hand over of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to the South-East governors.
IPOB challenged Uwazuruike to form his own security network and hand it over to the governors.
The group said it would never hand over ESN, which was founded by its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to the South-East leaders because they are “compromised”.
IPOB stated this in a Wednesday statement while reacting to Uwazuruike’s press briefing in Owerri.
At the press briefing, Uwazuruike demanded the hand over of ESN to the governors and faulted Kanu, whom he described as a “nobody” for allegedly attempting to pitch Igbo youths against the Nigerian military.
He added that Igbo people could not afford another war with Nigeria.
However, IPOB in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful tagged Uwazuruike a “saboteur”.
“The attention of IPOB has been drawn to the shameful statement credited to the hotelier and hostel builder parading as the leader of a shameless and disgraceful group called MASSOB/BIM, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike; that God-ordained Eastern Security Network, ESN, established by our liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, be handed over to his (Uwazuruike) co-traitors like South-East governors to manage.
“How on earth did the hotelier Uwazuruike think that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should handover the heavenly ordained ESN to the slaves installed by the caliphate in different government Houses in Biafraland?
“His intention of making such stupid suggestion is to turn ESN into another eastern region version of the heavily politicised and now toothless security outfit formed in other regions. IPOB cannot fall into such trap.
“Uwazuruike is not ashamed of himself by trying to use ESN to cover his atrocities in Biafraland.
“Uwazuruike was the man who boasted that he had more boys than Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that should he unleash his boys, there would be no place to contain them.
“We, therefore, challenge Uwazuruike to form his own security outfit and hand it over to the South-East and South-South governors.
“IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are capable of managing ESN to pursue its mandate.
“Uwazuruike thought that IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are like him that shamelessly sold the future of our unborn generations to the same oppressors he claims to be fighting against, just because all he wanted in life was to escape poverty and live in style and opulence,” IPOB’s statement read.
Credit: The Herald