Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday claimed that his Eastern Security Network, ESN, will operate without the support of Southeast governors.
Kanu said ESN revolved around the people and not Southeast governors or politicians.
The IPOB leader made the claims while dismissing Southeast governors who distanced themselves from the security outfit.
Kanu maintained that the position of the governors was of no significance to the operations of the outfit.
He spoke through the Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful.
A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Now that the southeast govs have distanced themselves from the eastern security network, how can it work successfully without their support?
“We never expected the governors to support Eastern Security Network. The governors are part of our problem because of their selfish interests. They are the ones benefitting under the current one Nigeria slavery.
“But the truth remains that their dissociation from the security outfit is of no significance or consequence. ESN is the people’s movement. It doesn’t revolve around any governor or misguided political criminal masquerading as an elite.
“ESN is formidable, and can effectively operate without the involvement of any governor. The security outfit will flourish without the support of the governors in our land. I don’t think we can trust them. IPOB is the largest mass movement on the face of the earth. What would make it possible for any sane mind to think that a bunch of criminals numbering a total of 11 will stop such a global phenomenon even with the help of their Janjaweed masters in the Sahel.”