IPOB In Collaboration with ESN and Ambazonia Governing Council Trained Over 50,000 Foot Soldiers.

"IPOB sends at least 2,000 men and women to Cameroon for training on weapon handling every week.” - Security Operative
Man Holding IPOB's Flag

Since the start of 2021, there is a rise in the killing of police officers, destruction of government buildings and properties in the southeast and parts south-south by armed men.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices, Police Stations, Police Checkpoints, and Prisons are the main target of the Gun Men.

Multiple security sources confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has given the security agencies the marching order to curtail what many Nigerians fear is a descent to anarchy.

A security operative told theCable that:

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has recruited over 50,000-foot soldiers, as it were, into its Eastern Security Network (ESN) and stockpiled arms, most of which were stolen from police armory during the End SARS protests,”

“They have been bringing in arms through Cameroon in partnership with the Ambazonia Governing Council, the separatist movement in Southern Cameroon. IPOB sends at least 2,000 men and women to Cameroon for training on weapon handling every week.”

Another top security official said IPOB has stockpiled “bottle bombs”, locally made explosive devices, Pump Action rifles “as well as swords”.

In a recorded tape, two people described as “top commanders of ESN” were heard discussing issues such as surveillance of INEC offices, militants wounded in previous attacks, operations of IPOB camps, doctors treating wounded colleagues, installation of CCTV camera at their training camps in Udi, Emene and Nsukka and how to attack police cells.

“This is warfare,” the security operative added.

IPOB has denied being violent in its separatist campaign, but it has also said it assembles arms and ammunition locally.

Nigeria is expecting delivery of some military equipment, including fighter jets, from the US this month.