We Are Not Kidnappers, IPOB Cries Out, Debunks Police Report Of Arrest Of ESN Member In Katsina

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated that the separatist group is not involved in kidnappings, contrary to the Nigerian Police Force claims.

WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the proscribed organization stated that it has never engaged in kidnapping and that any claim to the contrary was outside of its mandate.

According to the group, the Katsina State Police Command’s recent claim about the arrest of a member of its security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN), in the state is not only ridiculous but also demeaning to the police force.

The IPOB’s reaction comes in response to a police report by the Katsina Police Command claiming to have arrested an ESN member in the state.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported on Wednesday that the Nigeria Police Force’s Katsina State Command apprehended a suspected Eastern Security Network (ESN) member.

SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this to reporters while parading the suspect alongside other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state.

The Nigeria Police Force’s Katsina State Command has announced the arrest of a suspected Eastern Security Network member (ESN) member.

SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this to reporters while parading the suspect alongside other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state.

Isah identified the suspected ESN member as David Eric Uchenna, who also goes by the name Ibrahim Muhammed.

He stated that the 19-year-old suspect was apprehended in Katsina’s Kofar Sauri Quarters.

In a statement signed on Thursday by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said in response to the claim that ESN operatives’ mandate is to protect land and forests and Biafran farmers from terror herdsmen invasion and will never be involved in kidnappings.