Date: January 18, 2021, 09:06:24 AM
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He added, "First of all, I want to correct the misconception about ESN in some quarters, particularly among the enemy camp. ESN is not after Nigeria security agencies. ESN is not Biafran Army but a mere security outfit like Amotekun in the South-West, and the Miyetti Allah National Security Network."The mandate of ESN is to protect Biafran land against terrorists, a responsibility which both the Federal Government and our governors have criminally failed to carry out. ESN is a child of necessity. "So, why should any sane security personnel come to look for the trouble of ESN? Let the Nigerian security operatives not make the mistake of engaging ESN in any confrontation because it will be deadly for all, including the politicians instigating them."
Speaking on the criteria used in recruiting fighters for ESN, Powerful said, "Willingness to die in defence of Biafraland against local and foreign terrorists. It is a volunteer force, but it's not like the absurdity obtained in Nigerian security agencies. Many of our men are graduates; some relocated from North America, Asia and Europe to be part of ESN."We have people of all stations and academic backgrounds. But what is paramount is that our men are highly trained and disciplined. We make sure they get the best of training required to defend the land of their ancestors according to internationally accepted standards and practice.