From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
The Indeginous People of Biafara (IPOB) has challenged the Nigeria army, boasting that they are no match for its vigilante group, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Also, the group which disclosed this in a press statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful debunk the claim by the army that it has arrested some of their vigilante in Orlu, Imo State during its military operation in the State.
Powerful noted that those claimed to be arrested were innocent citizens from Orlu who are not members of the vigilante outfit. He said “also we want to debunk the lies by the Nigeria military that those it arrested in Orlu during their genocidal raid and air strike last week are ESN operatives.
” It’s just unfortunate that the Nigeria Army which capitulates before rag-tag Boko Haram could curiously arrest innocent Biafran civilians at Orlu branding them ESN operatives. Powerful stated.
He continued “Till tomorrow, the Nigeria military should know that its poorly-trained troops are no match to the gallant and formidable ESN operatives. We are miles ahead of them, and can never be subdued by them. Their propaganda cannot work.
“We equally want to warn the Nigerian military to ensure nothing happens to the Jewish Rabbi Kelechi Nwachukwu and his family as well as other IPOB members they arrested out of frustration following their humiliation by the indomitable ESN operatives at Orlu.
” We must warn the Nigeria military as well as the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, to ensure that nothing happens to these IPOB members and 33 synagogue worshipers arrested in Orlu and paraded in the public as if they were criminals.” Powerful stated.