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Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Vixlot: 9:50am On Jun 05
Three dismissed soldiers who took part in training 4000 members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, the armed wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra, POB, have revealed how they were lured with money and promises.

Vanguard gathered that the dismissed soldiers who were arrested by operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT were identified as Linus Owalo, Godswill Steven and Chinasa Orji.

They were arrested recently after operatives of the IRT acted on intelligence they generated from some members of IPOB when they raided the group’s hideouts in Imo, Anambra, Delta and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

Police sources disclosed that, Owalo, who was enlisted into the Nigeria Army in 2013 and was attached to 102 Guard Brigade Battalion, was dismissed from the army in 2019. His colleagues; Orji and Steven, who were enlisted into the Nigeria Army in 2015 and 2017 respectively were trained at the 133 Special Force Battalion and got dismissed in 2020.

Vanguard gathered that the ex-soldiers were promised a double of their salaries in the army before joining the IPOB military camp in Abia State where they trained over 4000 IPOB volunteered fighters and then moved to Asaba Delta State where they trained another 400 IPOB members.

During their confessions, the suspects said they were promised to be sent abroad for further military training and that when State of Biafra was achieved, they would become military generals in the republic. They added that when they discovered that Kanu’s promises were all lies, they decided to quit.

Their confessions

In his confession, 32-year-old Linus Owalo, a native of Layal Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State, who is married with two children, said; “I was enlisted into the Nigeria Army in 2013 and posted to the Guards Brigade Headquarters, FCT Abuja. But in 2019, I was absent from duty and the army authorities arrested me.

I was charged and subsequently dismissed from the service. Since then I have been seeking reinstatement and life has not been easy for me and my family. Then I approached one man for a job who however linked me to one Mr Williams who could help me get a job. Mr Williams told me about Biafra and their dream to achieve a sovereign state. He invited me to their meeting where they welcomed me warmly and I was given a half bag of garri, five tubers of yam and they also paid a visit to my wife and children.

I then told them that I was making plans to get reinstated into the Nigeria Army but they told me that I should forget about it that their Supreme leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would make life better for me if I could train the IPOB militias known as ESN.

They also told me that I would be sent abroad for more military training after I must have trained the militias and that when Birafra was actualized I would become a general in the Biafra Army. I took an oath of allegiance to Nnamdi Kanu and also vowed that I would die if I betrayed the Biafra struggle. I was then given the sum of N100,000 before moving to a forest in Abia State, where I met over 4000 men who wanted to be trained.

This was in October 2020. I also met some other dismissed soldiers of the Nigeria Army who were there to train the men.

We commenced training the moment I arrived and we started with push-ups, moral training, then moved to fire movement known as field craft. The people managing the camp refused to trust us and they didn’t involve us in their meetings.

Three months into the training, they sent us to Delta State, where we met a man known as Be-in-Spirit who took us to the camp. They told us that when we got to Delta they would take care of us very well but when we got there we discovered that the camp had been shut down. I couldn’t talk to Nnamdi Kanu, I was just talking to his boys. I discovered that I had been brainwashed and used by IPOB”.

The other suspect, Godswill Steven, a 33-year-old native of Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, in his confession said; “I joined the Nigeria Army in June 2017 and I was attached to the Special Force and I had my four months training in Kontagora. I also went to Kaba, Kogi State for another three months training, before I was sent to Takum in Taraba State for three more months training.

At the completion of my training I was sent to 133 Battalion, where I sustained an injury. I was posted to Maiduguri in 2018 and I fought at Garuda in Maiduguri, I survived the battle even with my injuries. I wanted to treat myself but the army authorities refused to allow me go for treatment.

When the pain became too much, I left to treat myself and when I returned, I was arrested and locked up in a cell where I met Chinasa Orji. We became friends and while in the cell he told me that one of his friends called him from Senegal and informed him that Nnamdi Kanu was recruiting soldiers to train IPOB militias.

He said Nnamdi Kanu was ready to pay them twice the money they were earning as soldiers. He also told me that Nnamdi Kanu would take the soldiers abroad and when Biafra was achieved he would make them generals in the Biafra. I accepted the offer and they paid us N100,000 each which was twice the salary I was receiving from the Nigeria Army. We then traveled to Abia State where we took oaths to be loyal to Nnamdi Kanu.

We were also taken into the camp where we gave the militias trainings on combat and special forces maneuvering. After spending one month in the Abia State Camp, we were transferred to another camp, where I spent three weeks training the militias I met there. I left the camp, when it became clear that the promise they made to take us abroad for training wasn’t realistic. I came down to Abuja where I got a security job before I was eventually arrested”, he stated.

The third suspect, Chinasa Orji, a native of Isikuator Local Government Area, aged 23, said: “I was enlisted into the Nigeria Army in 2015 but was dismissed in 2018 after I attended the burial of my elder brother, a soldier who was killed on 22 August 2018. My elder brother was a soldier who was killed when he went on escort duty in Bayelsa State. My bosses refused to give me a pass to attend the burial but I went on my own while my bank account was frozen.

When I returned, I was arrested and detained. While in detention I had access to my phone and I started chatting with one of my friends known as Victor who told me that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu needed my service to train some IPOB militias. He told me that Kanu was ready to pay me twice the money I was earning in the army and I told my friend Steven, who was also in detention, about it and he accepted.

They sent us money which we used to travel from Yola, Adamawa State to Abia State and we were picked up by some IPOB members and taken into the forest where we took oaths and started training the militias.

I was paid N100,000 but I got angry when they couldn’t fulfill their promise of taking us abroad for training.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/06/how-nnamdi-kanu-deceived-us-to-train-ipob-esn-militias-dismissed-soldiers/

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Simplyleo: 9:53am On Jun 05
So soldiers dismissed from the "unprofessional zoo army" are the trainers of ESN/Ipob who already have state of the art training?

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by YouWillNotWin: 9:53am On Jun 05

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by mrvitalis(m): 9:57am On Jun 05
This lies from Nigerian government is becoming childish ....where are the said ESN members arrested in owerri that confessed till date not one has been taken to court

5 people were arrested in imo as unknown gun men later found to be innocent ( if it's me I'm asking for 100 billion compensation or we meet in court )

Government can't win this propaganda war ...soon countries would stop selling arms to Nigeria

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Nbotee(m): 10:12am On Jun 05
Simplyleo:
So soldiers dismissed from the "unprofessional zoo army" are the trainers of ESN/Ipob who already have state of the training?


The question should rather be about how the "Zoo Army" hasn't been able to locate or defeat the ESN/IPOB despite been trained by dismissed soldiers... What ur imbe reasoning cannot do does not exist

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Morgan20: 10:26am On Jun 05
Story for the God's

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Activist001(m): 10:29am On Jun 05
Lmao. Brainwashed IPOB thugs.

Meanwhile Kanu the scammer is chilling in London and y'all are here killing yourselves. grin

I just wish this was happening elsewhere and not in the East. Mumu people everywhere in this country.

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AntiBMC(m): 10:35am On Jun 05
The military themselves were the ones that said that ESN goes out through the cameroon border to train.

All these lies are from scripts. It won't work. Again, vanguard and propaganda is like ant and sugar.

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Rodwave: 10:48am On Jun 05
Lol..

I pity people that still take these stupid police and Daura Secret Service terrorists serious.

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by IduNaOba: 10:58am On Jun 05
3 soldiers with less than 10 XP trained 4,400 men
Ndị UAR I give up on your government

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by ifynicky: 12:21pm On Jun 05
Story for amadioha

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Tochj(m): 1:45pm On Jun 05
Even if these confessions are true
IPOB didn't disappoint or betray them
1.You were fully paid what you agreed
2.You will become General when Biafra comes.
Biafra hasn't come.
3.Youknow what you're going into before you start.

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by brosom(m): 2:11pm On Jun 06
Wetin Dem promise this ones day makes them dey talk rubbish?

Wether u re paid or not, trust not the Nigeria government because u re already a goner.

Fools!!

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Wiseandtrue(f): 2:11pm On Jun 06
Vixlot:

Three dismissed soldiers who took part in training 4000 members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, the armed wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra, POB, have revealed how they were lured with money and promises.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/06/how-nnamdi-kanu-deceived-us-to-train-ipob-esn-militias-dismissed-soldiers/
Great news! Thank God they were caught and exposed

So overzealous Nigerian Army, who trained the deadliest ISWAP, Bokoharam, Bandits and Fulani herdsmen undecided

Who is supplying them with guns Who's bankrolling them

When will you catch those training them and expose them like this

Stupid nepostic Nigerian Army

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by temptnow: 2:11pm On Jun 06
Let's not forget ESN was created by Ipob to secure farmers in the south east, from the aftermath of killings in the south west and middlebelt but the Fulani government are not happy about it.

They want the south to bow to their caliphate command.

Southerners wake up Buhari knows what his people are doing

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Risingblue008(m): 2:11pm On Jun 06
Courtesy of Lia Mohammed

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Kuginzi: 2:11pm On Jun 06
The problem created by Mr Kenny Okwu (Nnamdi KANU) can only be solved by all of us together through media evangelism, constant teaching and preaching,&re-orientation of the minds of our people (the Igbos) in seminars, workshops&conferences. We must teach the Igbos to love one another. Nnamdi KANU has planted hate&enmity among the Biafrans.
Media is the answer, the only way to counter Mr KANU's false propaganda. Our people (the Igbos) are too lazy to read. They prefer listening to gossips &watching false acts&false shows. This is why they are easily deceived by false propaganda, what the Bible calls "feigned words" & the "enticing words of men's wisdom". The deceivers use enticing & seducing words to lure their preys & make a merchandize of them.

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Sammy07: 2:12pm On Jun 06
cheesy


Hello, to the dismissed soldiers grin

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by sylve11: 2:12pm On Jun 06
Hmmmm cool

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Basitelo1(m): 2:12pm On Jun 06
Fake news 4rm d Zoo.



Una go wail tire, Biafra must come.




Buhari and his supporters 're condemned idiots grin grin

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by southniyikaye(m): 2:12pm On Jun 06
This fg no just get shikini sense

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Cerebellum: 2:12pm On Jun 06
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You nor well with this pix wey u upload

Arbi nah u be that??

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Factfinder1(m): 2:13pm On Jun 06
Lies

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Offpoint1: 2:13pm On Jun 06
Fake news grin

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Factfinder1(m): 2:13pm On Jun 06
This fulani people no dey fit sleep for night because of biafra matter

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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by Reex12(m): 2:13pm On Jun 06
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Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by TalkTalkTwins(m): 2:14pm On Jun 06
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