Residents have been thrown into panic as ESN members informed Anambra community of planned attack.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that some persons alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the separatist group of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have written to Ukwulu Community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, warning them of plans to attack the community.
A source disclosed that the indigenes of the community woke up on Sunday morning to a notice pasted on a part of the community.
The source added that the alleged ESN operatives warned the residents of not adhering to the sit-at-home exercise declared by the group.
“Respect yourself Ukwulu about sit-at-home, to avoid crying had I known. We are watching you since, and you people are disobeying us because of dead Nigeria.
“From Monday upwards, disobey us again and have yourself (sic) blamed. ESN is coming for you,” the notice read.
The source further disclosed that the notice has thrown the residents of the community into panic, but added that the Anambra State Police Command has also responded by deploying huge security to the community.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenganyia, when contacted said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Encheng Eworo, has deployed police reinforcement team to Ukwulu Community, and urges the residents to help the police with credible information aimed at identifying the bad elements among them.
“The CP calls for calm while thanking the members of the public and the community for prompt circulation and calling the attention of the Police and other security agencies,” he stated.
The police spokesperson added that the command has beamed its searchlight on the community,, noting that the situation was being watched.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful, could not be reached for comment as of press time.
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