Despite being hunted by the military, IPOB supplies food to the operators of the eastern security network.
Food was taken to a security facility established by the indigenous peoples of Biafra.
This is how the Nigerian army combes the forests in search of them.
According to the Sahara Reporter, Eastern Safety Net agents have been deployed in forests and villages to keep communities safe.
The food provided by the IPOB helps them in their efforts to track down armed bandits and invaders.
SaharaReporter learned that ESN agents in about four local government areas in Ebony State received food donations prior to their deployment in forested areas.
“IPOBs of four LGA Ebonyi North provided and procured these food products for our ESN agents. IPOB leaders noted that food supplies would keep agents from starving, protecting the state from Fulan bandits and terrorists.
“Last Christmas was different as the number of kidnappings and murders fell. The Southeast begins to live in accordance with the principles of its own security, ”said a senior ESN official.
While most Southeastern residents are happy with the presence of ESN, the Nigerian government and military are cautiously looking for operational camps because they are not accepted by the government.
The governors of the South-East did not recognize the UST either.
Last week, the Nigerian military sent helicopter gunships, gunboats and soldiers to search suspicious forests in the southeastern states, where the ESN camp, recently launched by Nnamdi Kanu, was reportedly located.
Sahara Reporter exclusively reported that the military searches lasted several days and had no time frame, as the army was acting on “orders from above”.
Video from drones and covert cameras believed to have been installed by ESN show Nigerian army helicopters, their vehicles and soldiers searching the ESN camp for possible arrests.
Kanu, the indigenous leader of Biafra, launched ESN on December 12, 2020, stating that the regional security force, like Amotekun in the southwest, will help fight crime and crime.
Two days after Kanu launched ESN, Yoruba sociocultural group Afenifere gave support, stressing that Nigeria should use the regional police as the only remedy for insecurity.