The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has said his administration invited the military to flush out the members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) from Orlu LGA.
This is even as the governor said suspected ESN operatives arrested by the military will be arraigned for murder.
The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, disclosed this to journalists on Friday.
Akaolisa described the ESN operatives – a security Network established by Nnamdi Kanu – as hoodlums, saying they will be treated as murderers by the state government.
“The Imo State government invited the military to flush out the hoodlums who call themselves ESN in Orlu,” he said.
According to him, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is endangering the lives of the people of the state by the activities of ESN in the Orlu area.
Akaolisa alleged that the IPOB cashed in on the #EndSARS protest last year to amass rifles for its operation.
He commended the Nigerian government for deploying troops in the area to secure the inhabitants.
Abacityblog.com reported that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, had on December 12, 2020, launched the ESN, saying the regional security outfit, just like Amotekun in the South-West, would help to tackle crimes and criminalities.
He had also said the ESN would rid the South-East of Fulani herdsmen a terrorist group known to be killing, raping, and kidnapping people in the region.