Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi has described operatives of the Eastern Security Network established by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, as criminals.
He disclosed this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme on Wednesday, monitored by 9news Nigeria .
Describing ESN operatives as bandits doing a lot of evil, Umahi said South-East governors won’t allow illegality to thrive in the region.
He said, “Where there is conflict, it’s not resolved by conflict. If there are farmers/herders’ conflicts which we agree is in the South-East, but it’s not only in the South-East, it’s all over the country.
“And so, we won’t allow people to take the law into their hands by killing cows and killing people. But I have to tell you that herders/farmers’ conflicts are not the only security challenges we have in South-East, we have the issue of kidnappers. And of late, we have bandits that are now doing a lot of evil and and saying they are Eastern Security Network.
“They commit a lot of crime and say they are IPOB, and later IPOB will come out and say we had no hand in this, we had no hand in that.”