The newly formed Eastern Security Network ESN has received huge support from the Yoruba’s socio-cultural group, Afenifere, saying that the only solution to insecurity in the country is regional policing.
Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere made this known on Monday in an interview with SaharaReporters.
On Saturday, the IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, launched the security network Codenamed ESN, Eastern Security Network saying it was to protect lives and property of the South-East region people.
MNK further stated that ESN was necessary to tackle the security challenges confronting the country, noting that the Security network was not different from the Amotekun in the South-West and Miyetti Allah in the North, adding that the Igbo states needed their regional security apparatus.
Odumakin, while throwing his weight behind the newly formed security apparatus said that the distorted federal police could no longer secure the country, hence the establishment of regional security outfits to protect lives and property.
He said, “It is seen that the central policing in Nigeria has collapsed, and the regional policing is not a new thing in this country. And, I tell you, we are back to the era of regional policing.
“The security challenges have gone beyond what the Nigeria police can handle, and since we have had regional policing before, we are back into the era again.”
When asked if the new outfit was needed, he said, “Kanu is doing what is good for his region.”
Reacting to the recent abduction of schoolboys by the suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kankara, Katsina State, Odumakin said, “Even in the President’s home state, federal security is porous. The Nigeria police cannot secure anybody, so clearly, we are back to regional policing.”
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