The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)-linked Eastern Security Network (ESN) militia On Monday, 8 March 2021, claimed in a Press Release assented to by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, that its members have captured a notorious leader of a gang of Fulani bandits, identified as Mohammed Isa.
Kanu has said Isa and his squad had been attacking peaceful communities in Benue State, Northcentral Nigeria and its environs.
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Some major Nigerian online newspapers reported the news.
In the release, Kanu, a Biafra political activist based outside Nigeria, commended the ESN operatives for their perceived success.
Worthy of note is that the ESN had been rejected by Southeast governors in Nigeria, as Dave Umahi, the Chairman of South Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, said in December 2020 that it is needless creating the security outfit.
“I want to commend men and women of the Northern Command of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) for the successful capture of Mohammed Isa, the notorious leader of Fulani bandits and killers in the Lower Benue.
“This individual and his gang of murderers have been terrorising peaceful farming communities in Benue and nearby states,” Kanu had said.