The 101 soldiers who allegedly fled from fight against Boko Haram in Borno and absconded, have been given opportunity to join the Eastern Security Network ESN.
The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of the Eastern Security Network, Nnamdi Kanu, asked the soldiers accused by the Nigerian Army of fleeing the Boko Haram attacks in New Marte and Dikwa towns in Borno State to join the ESN.
12 officers and 89 soldiers declared missing by the Nigerian army in the wake of last week’s Boko Haram attacks on Marte and Dikwa local government areas of Borno State.
A signal dated March 1, 2021 from Operation Lafiya Dole Headquarters in Maiduguri, revealed that the soldiers were declared as deserters. Read here.
Kanu reacted to the development in a live broadcast on Wednesday, March 3, saying the doors of the ESN are open to the soldiers.
“Sometimes I wonder, how can you come from the East, West and Middle Belt, and you are in the army? And they used you to go and fight the bandits so that you can be killed.
“Today, soldiers are leaving and they have ordered for their arrest for leaving the army. And I am telling all these soldiers to go and join the Eastern Security Network.
“Today, we have all these unknown gunmen; they have been avenging for us and if you come and kill us, they will avenge for us, ”he said