The founder of ESN and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, disclosed this in a video shared on Facebook page.
In the now-deleted video, the ESN operatives were seen burning houses and cows allegedly belonging to the Fulani herdsmen.
Sharing the video, Nnamdi Kanu wrote: “Video of men at work last night across all the towns and villages of the old Bende Division, especially Isiukwuato,”
“ESN has commenced the combing of parts of Isiukwuato forests last night and engagement with the enemy is ongoing and will continue until they no longer present a threat to our communities along that axis,” he said.
“Our intel so far has revealed that those terrorising Isiukwuato are rogue elements in the Nigerian Army & police who pass on their victims to Fulani killer herdsmen. #ESN shall find and neutralise these murderers and kidnappers in the coming days, be rest assured.”
An unknown identified lady could be heard in the video accusing the Fulani of being behind the rising insecurity in the South-Eastern region.
“We are here to tell these idiots, these stupid Fulani that this place is not for them, they must leave our land. We are formidable, we have dealt with them, their cows are dead, we have chased them away,” she said.
“They should leave our land, there is no place for them. We cannot allow you to stay in our land, you kill our people, you rape our women, you think you will go scot free, there is no place for you. These are their houses, we are setting fire on (sic) it. They should leave our land.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Nnamdi Kanu had in December 2020 launched ESN to protect the people of South-East and South-South from banditry and attacks from Fulani herdsmen.