Gunmen suspected to be operatives of the Eastern Security Network established by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, have killed four Hausa traders in Imo state.
A member of the Hausa community in the state told Newsmen that three northerners were killed in Orlu while the fourth person was attacked in Umuaka Njaba Local Government Area.
He accused ESN operatives of sporting out each assaults.
The supply said the sufferers have been buried according with Islamic rites.
“They (gunmen) opened fire on three Suya dealers in Orlu and any other one in Umuaka Njaba. Those killed didn’t do some thing to them. The ESN men just stormed their stores and killed them.
“Enough of these senseless killing of harmless souls with the aid of IPOB security operatives. Even the police are not assisting the matter; it appears they are able to’t do whatever to these humans.
“They (police) gave us a car wherein we took their bodies and buried them. Since then, we haven’t heard something from them,” the supply informed SaharaReporters.
He also despatched a terrible photo displaying the victims, dead and sopping wet in blood, to SaharaReporters.
IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had in December 2020 released ESN to defend the humans of South-East and South-South regions from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.
The IPOB chief defined the outfit as a duplicate of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also called Amotekun, earlier released by way of the South-West governors to decrease lack of confidence within the vicinity.
“The sole goal and objective of this newly shaped security outfit called Eastern Security Network are to halt every criminal interest and the terrorist attack on Biafraland,” Kanu had said.
“This outfit, which is a vigilante institution just like the Amotekun in the South-West and the Miyetti Allah security outfit, will make certain the protection of our forests and farmland, which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.”