One of the leaders of the Eastern Security Network, Emeoyiri Uzorma Benjamin, commonly known as Onye Army, has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, ordered them to bury their overall commander, widely known as Ikonso, with 2,000 skulls.
Ikonso and his fighters were purportedly neutralized by a joint task group of Nigerian security services a few months ago.
Ikonso was the group’s vice president designate and the coordinator of all militia operations. He was charged with planning the attack on the Imo Police Headquarters, as well as multiple other attacks on security and military personnel and infrastructure.
The IPOB leader asked that Ikonso be buried with 2000 human heads, according to Onye Army, one of the members of the group seized by operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu also directed us to bury Ikonso with 2,000 human heads but we have killed only 30 so far. I then relocated to Temple’s camp and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu ordered us to attack Orlu Police Division and free our fighters arrested and detained there,” he told reporters while being paraded by the police, according Vanguard.
Nnamdi Kanu, who had been broadcasting live from the United Kingdom on social media, was apprehended last weekend in Kenya and transported to Nigeria by security forces.
The IPOB chief, on the other hand, has continuously denied that members of his group, the ESN, were involved for security personnel attacks and killings in the South East and South South.
He argued that the ESN was established to protect the South East and South South from Fulani herdsmen who assault communities, murder their hosts, and damage farmland.
In addition, the IPOB leader, who was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday and remanded at the Department of State Services, DSS, told his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, how Kenyan authorities detained and tortured him before handing him over to the Nigerian government.
This came after the East African country denied any role in Kanu’s detention and removal.
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