THE Indigenous People of Biafra has warned South-East youths not to join Ebubeagu security outfit recently announced by governors of the states in the region.
The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, gave the warning in a statement sent to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Describing Ebubeagu as a huge joke and waste, IPOB enjoined youths and other people in the area to distance themselves from the security outfit.
Stating that the formation of Ebebuagu was suspicious, IPOB said, “Anyone who neglects this warning and thinks he can hide under the cloak of Ebubeagu to spy on ESN should be prepared to join his ancestors.”
The statement read in part, “It has come to the attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra that South-East governors have shamefully and belatedly announced the formation of an abstract security outfit called Ebubeagu to secure the zone from Fulani terrorist herdsmen they allotted our ancestral lands.
“When Amotekun was formed, it was not abstract; the personnel and their equipment were handy. When our leader floated the gallant Eastern Security Network, the men were on the ground.
“How then did South-East traitors called governors announce a security outfit without any personnel or were they under any pressure to hurriedly make the announcement after years of foot-dragging and deceit?
“Any other security outfit formed in South-East will crash because ESN is already on the ground and living up to expectation.
“We, therefore, warn our youths to have nothing to do with the so-called Ebubeagu security outfit, which was ostensibly formed to sabotage IPOB and ESN. Anyone who neglects this warning and thinks he can hide under the cloak of Ebubeagu to spy on ESN should be prepared to join his ancestors.”