About 23 Biafran activists have been placed on the watchlist of the Nigeria Police over alleged complicity in the activities of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a source at the Force headquarters Abuja has informed this reporter.
Recall that IPOB had accused the south-east governors of compiling the names of its members to hand over to the federal government.
The spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful who made this known to newsmen on Saturday said that the list is being compiled with the support of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and some traditional rulers.
IPOB also accused the Igbo leaders of attempting to clamp down the Eastern Security Network (ESN), which it runs as a security arm.
“This wicked move was suggested by the government and her security operatives with hope to weaken IPOB and ESN making every effort to flush out Fulani terrorists from our land,” Powerful said in a statement.
“Our efforts to stop terrorists in the East have indisputably intensified since the formation of ESN but regrettably, the politicians and government officials including local authorities in some communities in South East are sabotaging these efforts.
“The South-Eastern Governors in collaboration with all the Traditional Rulers in the Zone and the PGs of all the Communities in the Zone are compiling names of suspected IPOB members in their respective communities to hand over to Nigeria security agencies for possible executions.”