The Nigerian Police Force has described as propaganda the recently established Eastern Security Network, adding that its operatives are yet to locate any ESN personnel or hideout in the Southeast region.
Moreover, the police stated that it would not stop in monitoring and flushing out crimes and suspected criminals in the region and nationwide.
A top police spokesperson, who doesn’t want his name to be mentioned stated this in an interview with SaharaReporters, noting that the police could not find any evidence at the moment.
“Has any of your reporters come across any ESN official on the road, or in the street or anywhere in the South-East? The police have not found anyone. It is all propaganda and publicising the propaganda will make them achieve their objective to seek popularity.
“The police are on the ground and are monitoring every development. But we have not found any ESN official or camp anywhere.”
Nnamdi Kanu, the runaway leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra on December 12, unveiled the ESN, arguing that the regional security organization is not different from Amotekun in the south West and Hisbah in the North.
He said ESN will help to tackle the rising insecurity in the region.