Operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) also known as ‘Biafra soldier’ have reportedly mobilized into forests in Eleme LGA of Rivers State to force out Fulani herdsmen.
It was gathered that ESN operatives moved into the forests to prevent the herdsmen from establishing settlements in the areas.
Tension had risen in Agbonchia community in the Eleme LGA after Fulani herdsmen invaded the area, destroying farmlands, assaulting the residents and reportedly raping women.
Recall that residents had protested on Friday to draw the attention of Governor Nyesom Wike and federal government to the community which is presently under herdsmen’s siege.
Reacting, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, disclosed that he had directed ESN operatives to flush out Fulani herdsmen.
“In response to the cries and yearnings of our terrified mothers in Eleme Igweocha in Rivers State, I have this evening instructed the High Command of Eastern Security Network to move into the area forth and to rid the farmers of Fulani terror herdsmen,” Nnamdi Kanu said.
A source in the community told SaharaReporters that the forests were a no-go area at the moment, as residents had been asked to vacate the farms until the herdsmen had been cleared.
“In order not to be caught in the crossfire, we are avoiding the farms for now. When the Fulani have been sent away, everyone will return. Since the Rivers State government and the security agencies do not want to be responsible, we have no option but to rely on the ESN,” the source stated.