The Indigenous Youth Forum, IYF, has warned the Nigerian army and police against hunting down Eastern Security Network operatives in the southeast and south-south region, adding that they are not the real enemies of Nigeria.
In a chat with Daily Time TV on Friday, IYF President Bariledum Joseph advised the Nigerian military to go after Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen, whom he said are the “true enemies of the country.”
Joseph wondered why the police and military would go looking for Eastern Security Network agents who are helping to combat insecurity in the eastern region.
“Why would a general with good intentions for this country deploy police and soldiers to hunt down the Eastern Security Network at this critical time when the lives of the masses are at stake?
“Call it what you want, but the fact is that this Eastern Security Network is not a threat to the security of this country. These guys have been doing a good job since they arrived.
“Today, we no longer see or hear about cases of murders committed by Fulani herdsmen in this our region. This is because we have the communities and farms secured by Eastern Security Network operatives.
“The problem we have today in the country is the hatred that the government has towards the people of the eastern region. If this APC administration sees how they can turn the insecurity in the north to the east, they would have. The military police, the government and those involved in this search for Eastern Security Network operatives should hunt down the Fulani and Boko Haram terrorists, who are busy killing innocent Nigerians everyday and leave Eastern Security Network because they are of no harm,” he said.