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Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by COFFINSELLER: 2:10pm On Apr 07
Killings triple in the south-east after IPOB launched ESN — is this an insurgency?

As the world marked Easter, gunmen invaded the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) facility and police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Monday. 1,844 inmates were said to have escaped during the attack, and the police pointed an accusing finger at the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Few hours after the attack, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, in a tweet, said nobody deserves to be jailed in Nigeria. However, his position contradicts the Nigerian constitution which recommends jail term for several offences.

“If Miyetti Allah terror herdsmen & other murderous #Fulani groups, including Boko Haram insurgents, can be arrested, freed and rehabilitated by this neo-colonial Fulanised @NGRPresident, then no single soul deserves to be in any prison in Nigeria. If you know you know! #UGM,” he tweeted.

Recently, several attacks have been launched in the south-east region leading to loss of lives and property. No one seems to be safe as high profile citizens, security operatives and other Nigerians in the region have been victims of these attacks.

TheCable reviewed media reports and data from the Council on Foreign Relations and found a rise in violent attacks after IPOB launched its regional security outfit codenamed Eastern Security Network (ESN).

This has triggered conversations on whether the security outfit has degenerated into a militia leading an insurgency similar to Boko Haram in the northern region.

IPOB’S ESN WAS SET UP TO ‘HALT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, TERRORIST ATTACKS’

On December 14, IPOB announced the launch of ESN for the south-east and south-south regions — a replication of Amotekun in the south-west zone.

Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the objective of the security network is to protect the south-east and south-south from “criminal activity”.

“The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit known as Eastern Security Network is to halt every criminal activity and terrorist attack on Biafraland,” he said.

While the security outfit was reportedly set up to protect lives in the south-east, the region has recorded more criminal activities since the unveiling of the ESN.

THREE MONTHS BEFORE AND AFTER ESN LAUNCH: WHAT DO DATA SAY?
TheCable tracked attacks and deaths in the south-east before and after the launch of ESN. Data on the attacks in the five south-east states — Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo — were collated for the months of September, October and November, 2020.

Based on reviewed media reports and data from the Council on Foreign Relations, TheCable understands that a total of 34 attacks and 50 deaths were recorded in the three months preceding the launch of ESN.

In December, when the security outfit was launched, there were 13 attacks and 17 deaths recorded in the five states.

Meanwhile, in January, February and March, the first three months of 2021 and the first set of months after ESN was launched, the number of violent attacks surged and death figures spiked.

The south-east region recorded 54 attacks, representing a 59 percent leap, and 222 deaths, which is a 344 percent rise in death rate.


This figures excludes violent incidents across the five states in the month of April such as the attack on the police command headquarters and correctional facility in Imo.

UPSURGE IN ATTACKS AGAINST SECURITY OPERATIVES

A major development since the launch of IPOB’s security outfit is the spike in attacks against police officers.

On March 31, three police officers were killed when gunmen attacked Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in Anambra.

About two weeks ago, three policemen and four naval officers were said to have been killed during separate attacks by gunmen.

In February, suspected hoodlums attacked Umuoba police station in Isiala Ngwa north local government area of Abia state, setting it ablaze and burning down vehicles in the premises.

Frank Mba, force public relations officer, said two officers — Vincent Gonze, an assistant superintendent of police, and Emmanuel Okoronkwo, a sergeant — died as a result of the attack.

On Tuesday, another police station in Imo state was set ablaze by gunmen — this was the second attack on a police facility in two days.

TheCable understands that police officers took to their heels when the station was invaded by the gunmen who also freed detained persons at the police facility.

The attack on the police station came hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state for an assessment of the damage done during a previous attack.

IPOB: VIOLENCE NOT PART OF OUR CULTURE

Amid allegations levelled against IPOB over the criminal attacks in the south-east, IPOB spokesman said it is not in the group’s “mandate” to perpetrate such crimes.

In a statement, Powerful said the information linking the group or its security outfit to attacks in the region is fallacious.

The group denied the attack against security operatives, saying IPOB, which has been outlawed as a terrorist organisation, was “formed on the principle of peace and we are still in it”.

“IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State, and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities,” he said.

“Unknown gunmen is a different people which we don’t know them and they not IPOB or ESN security outfit.”

https://www.thecable.ng/killings-triple-in-the-south-east-after-ipob-launched-esn-is-this-an-insurgency/amp/

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by yinkus6750(m): 2:12pm On Apr 07
The witch cried yesterday and the baby died today.
Who killed the baby?
Wherever NK misleads his people we shall see.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by mekaboy(m): 2:13pm On Apr 07
Good. Guess what? Foreign investment will move away from the region. More unemployment, more insecurity, more poverty, more violence and deaths.

Very soon all international flight will be diverted to SW, the airlines give security as an excuse. All airports in the east will remain empty.

Then kanu and his followers will blame yoruba media and fulani army for attacks.

Congrats Nnamdi Kanu the scammer, Biafra land is looking good.

All hail Biafra

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by triple996(m): 2:14pm On Apr 07
grin
we are really proud of kanu.
he promised to deal with ndigbo and he kept his promise. naso

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by afroniger: 2:16pm On Apr 07
So sad. Considering that the SE used to be the safest region in Nigeria before all this senselessness started. The data helps to put the situation into perspective. I hope and pray the senseless violence stops.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Balkan(m): 2:17pm On Apr 07
This laughable. The SE and the SS region is safer now in the contrary. This propaganda is propagated by Those who are not Igbos and who don't live in Biafra land.

I traveled from Imo State to Anambra Awka. No single criminal policemen on the road, no traffic no armed robbers and that is a good news for Biafrans.

No death except the attack from Fulani herdsmen and the one's from UGM. UGM are not targeting civilians but criminal men in uniform. The entire East is safer now. I am on my way to Onitsha. Everywhere is peaceful.

The propaganda from those who are not Biafrans is laughable. Crying more than the bereaved

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Dpharisee: 2:18pm On Apr 07
You again shocked
You opened this new account just to keep dishing out anti IPOB and Igbo sentiments.
Who is paying you to try to rundown a tribe on social media and what makes you think you can succeed.
You guys made Obong of Calabar to come out of his palace to condemn a big lie peddled against Eze Igbo of Cross River.
Army is bombing and conducting airstrikes against Tiv militants who attacked soldiers they perceived to be assisting Fulani herdsmen killing their people in Benue state and you guys have already termed them ESN from South East.
Las Las Una go soon taya cool

Meanwhile, how come the people of SE are going about their business without fear despite the attempts to create fear, panic and tension in the region as we see in the media, the only people that seems to be apprehensive are security agents whose stock in trade is extortion at the hundreds of checkpoints now closing down, the markets are bustling, banks are in full operation, businesses and offices are functioning at full capacity, wedding parties and burial ceremonies are going fine shocked

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by festacman(m): 2:19pm On Apr 07
Ok

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by saaron(m): 2:20pm On Apr 07
Fulani Propaganda (Taqiya).
And the rest of Nigeria is very peaceful and free of boko haram & fulani terrorist attacks? Even fulani taqiya practitioners will not believe these lies.
Before we go any further, the fulani terrorist regime should tell us the names of villages and communities ransacked and forcedfully occupied by ESN opperatives in the South.

Bloody useless regime.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Pierohandsome: 2:20pm On Apr 07
There is no innocent person that has been killed by ESN or this unknown gunmen. All attacks where directed at security formations and fulani terrorists in the forest.

So how did they arrive at this data?

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by AtikuNetwork: 2:22pm On Apr 07
This is a very detailed data that shows clearly what we have been saying, that ESN is a terrorist organization that is causing more problems than it is solving in igboland. All igbos of good conscience should therefore reject this band of criminals and take back their region before it is turned into a wasteland and warzone by these ESN bandits.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by peacekante: 2:23pm On Apr 07
Nnamdi Kanu. Your plan in south east will not succeed

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by OfoIgbo: 2:23pm On Apr 07
All these DSS-manipulated reports.

Killings tripled because the SE governors have been protecting terrorist herdsmen. Umahi confirmed this.
Even the Fulanis that live in towns are part of these atrocities. It is now widely known that Fulanis disappeared from the streets of Ebonyi just before the massacre of Ebonyians a few days ago. All these lend credence to the fact that Fulanis both in the forest and in the towns are parts of the terroristic machine being used to terrorise Igbos.

ESN has helped check the activities of herdsmen.

The UGM are not doing too badly either, especially as the number of military and police checkpoints in Igboland have gone down.

Try another trick

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by StaffofOrayan(m): 2:28pm On Apr 07
TheCable, I think the question is what was killing them before the formation of ESN ?
Can whatever was killing them have escalated the attacks and killings?

We know thesame thing you do in the SE if it succeeds would be replicated in the SW,

We know very soon police stations will start going up in flames in the SW and like you blamed the youths during endsars, you would blame Sunday Igboho,

You can only manipulate those who want to be manipulated!

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by ThatFairGuy1: 2:28pm On Apr 07
ANYTHING to realize Biafra is welcome. Death to all "sabo"

Igbos are not coward, we're ready to pay with our life.

It's either "Biafra" or "Death"

God bless our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

He's the only best thing to ever happened to we Ndi Igbo

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by trutharena: 2:32pm On Apr 07
This is afonja media.

We the SE’ners love the activity of the unknown gunmen, we will support them with our last breath even if killings quadruple.

We don’t want any zoo police, soldier, DSS, Road Safety, and parastatals in the SE.

Chukwu Abiama continue to protect unknown gunmen and give them the effort to create more chaos because the more the chaos the more our freedom draw near.

Even if all our states turns out like Borno with bombs and guns everywhere we don’t care. The Zoo must fall and fall it must.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by MANDIPUTIN: 2:32pm On Apr 07
Between August 2015 and August 2016
At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters were extrajudicial executed
Source: BBC
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-38087836

The Civil War.
6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970
(2 years, 6 months, 1 week and 2 days)
2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation.
Source: Wikipedia

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by MadamExcellency: 2:33pm On Apr 07
Fulani herdsmen killed 29 people in Ebonyi State and you included them and start pointing fingers to IPOB?

You included Enugu herdsmen killings too. Nnamdi Kanu don suffer for media people.

Shame.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by saaron(m): 2:34pm On Apr 07
OfoIgbo:
All these DSS-manipulated reports.

Killings tripled because the SE governors have been protecting terrorist herdsmen. Umahi confirmed this.
Even the Fulanis that live in towns are part of these atrocities. It is now widely known that Fulanis disappeared from the streets of Ebonyi just before the massacre of Ebonyians a few days ago. All these lend credence to the fact that Fulanis both in the forest and in the towns are parts of the terroristic machine being used to terrorise Igbos.

ESN has helped check the activities of herdsmen.

The UGM are not doing too badly either, especially as the number of military and police checkpoints in Igboland have gone down.

Try another trick
The fulani regime are just doing what they're very good at - TAQIYA & BLOODSHED.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by thebosstrevor1: 2:34pm On Apr 07
Ipob keep sabotaging the igbos

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by skillsinnigeria: 2:34pm On Apr 07
Ok
Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by afube: 2:39pm On Apr 07
mekaboy:
Good. Guess what? Foreign investment will move away from the region. More unemployment, more insecurity, more poverty, more violence and deaths.

Very soon all international flight will be diverted to SW, the airlines give security as an excuse. All airports in the east will remain empty.

Then kanu and his followers will blame yoruba media and fulani army for attacks.

Congrats Nnamdi Kanu the scammer, Biafra land is looking good.

All hail Biafra







you people are patently evil, what do you gain by spinning the truth..........where was this your hypocritical outrage when Fulani herdsmen slaughtered over 50 people in ebonyi last week, you people are just vile and serpentile in your treachery.........

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by castrogee(m): 2:41pm On Apr 07
Fulani propaganda in full display

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by heniford2: 2:43pm On Apr 07
castrogee:
Fulani propaganda in full display
asin eeh

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by BigSarah(f): 2:44pm On Apr 07
Lol no it's not insurgency, ESN simply even out the death scores made by killer herders and other terrorist groups.. That's the reason for the surge. And also the extrajudicial killings by security agents contributes to the figures

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Omoslim26: 2:48pm On Apr 07
OfoIgbo:
All these DSS-manipulated reports.

Killings tripled because the SE governors have been protecting terrorist herdsmen. Umahi confirmed this.
Even the Fulanis that live in towns are part of these atrocities. It is now widely known that Fulanis disappeared from the streets of Ebonyi just before the massacre of Ebonyians a few days ago. All these lend credence to the fact that Fulanis both in the forest and in the towns are parts of the terroristic machine being used to terrorise Igbos.

ESN has helped check the activities of herdsmen.

The UGM are not doing too badly either, especially as the number of military and police checkpoints in Igboland have gone down.

Try another trick

The ugm are killing Igbo sons and this is all you have to say.

If them ask you now you self go be ipob member o

It will not be well with ugm and anyone who supports them.

Just as they brought sorrows to the households of the families of Igbos sons and fathers that were killed, sorrow shall never depart from their households with their supporters.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Light1259: 2:50pm On Apr 07
peacekante:
Nnamdi Kanu. Your plan in south east will not succeed

Shut up

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Marine54(m): 2:51pm On Apr 07
peacekante:
Nnamdi Kanu. Your plan in south east will not succeed
Afonja how is that your problem !

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by saaron(m): 2:52pm On Apr 07
AtikuNetwork:
This is a very detailed data that shows clearly what we have been saying, that ESN is a terrorist organization that is causing more problems than it is solving in igboland. All igbos of good conscience should therefore reject this band of criminals and take back their region before it is turned into a wasteland and warzone by these ESN bandits.
If you like, sponsor more taqiya propagand in print media and online. Climb the roof and shout at the top of your lungs that ESN operatives are terrorist. One thing is certain, lies CAN NEVER TRIUMP OVER THE TRUTH.
The REAL Terrorist (RUGA/FULANI SETTLEMENT ADVOCATES) in Nigeria know themselves.

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Re: Killings Triple In The South-East After IPOB Launched ESN - TheCable by Balkan(m): 2:52pm On Apr 07
mekaboy:
Good. Guess what? Foreign investment will move away from the region. More unemployment, more insecurity, more poverty, more violence and deaths.

Very soon all international flight will be diverted to SW, the airlines give security as an excuse. All airports in the east will remain empty.

Then kanu and his followers will blame yoruba media and fulani army for attacks.

Congrats Nnamdi Kanu the scammer, Biafra land is looking good.

All hail Biafra
keep deceiving yourself. Your propaganda is dead on arrival. grin it now you know that the East need investment. Mad people everywhere

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