The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, says Nigeria is officially a failed state.
Kanu, on Monday, says only security outfits like the Eastern Security Network which he launched a few days ago can save the people.
“Two days ago, we launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to tackle the menace of Fulani terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, extra-judicial state-sponsored lawlessness. #Nigeria is officially a failed state, only regional security outfits like ESN can save the people,” he wrote on Twitter.
According to Kanu, during a live Facebook post, ESN was established to defend the people of the Eastern Region from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.
“Unveiling the Eastern Security Network. This Is our answer to insecurity and Fulani terrorism,” Kano wrote on Facebook.
The IPOB leader, in another Facebook broadcast monitored by SaharaReporters, blamed the South East and South-South governors for the upsurge of killings by bandits and herdsmen in ‘Igboland’.
In the video, more than 500 young people in an undisclosed location were on parade. They were decked in a black uniform with a red and green beret.
“Gbosa (salute) for our leader (Kanu); it is not easy to gather an army like this,” one of them said in the video.
IPOB has been designated as a terrorist group by the Federal Government. An Abuja Federal High Court judgment had also affirmed its proscription as a terrorist organisation.
IPOB had kicked against the judgement, saying it was only in Nigeria that a harmless organisation could be declared as terrorist and proscribed.