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ESN: Hungry jokers, looking for relevance, Benue group replies Kanu

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Benue Youths group under the aegis of ‘The Defenders of Benue Valley Frontiers’ has replied the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu over threat to deploy Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives to Benue State.

The group dismissed the threat and described the the ESN soldiers as hungry jokers looking for relevance, they would not see.

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Nnamdi on Friday in a statement which was signed by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful and made available to journalists threatened to deploy ESN soldiers to Benue State to protect his kinsmen and non kinsmen, if killing continues.

According to Kanu, he would have no choice that to deploy operatives of Eastern Security Network, ESN, to the state.

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Kanu urged governor Samuel Ortom to rise to the ocasssion and take responsibility of securing communities, insisting that he would move in the Eastern Security Network operatives to do the needful, if nothing happens. push({});

But the Defenders of Benue Valley Frontiers in a swift reaction by its President, Shedrack Shima and Secretary, Otse Solomon, warned Kanu and his group to steer clear of Benue State.

The group in a statement said, “We want to inform Nnamdi Kanu that Benue State is a no-go area for him and his hungry jokers who are only looking for relevance on the pages of newspapers and social media.

“We can lead and defend our territory. Benue State is in safe hands and as such, Kanu and his team are not welcome because the outcome may not be palatable.

“We are ready to defend our land against any intruder who may want to make our land ungovernable.

“We call on leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo to quickly call Kanu and his supporters to order. This war drum he’s beating may consume him.

“We call on the Nigeria Police and all security agencies to hold Kanu responsible if violence breaks out in Benue.”

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