IPOB blamed such claims on some wicked and greedy politicians who are determined to create confusion among residents of the southeast.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has reacted to reports that it is now recruiting cultists and criminals into the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
According to IPOB, such reports are untrue.
The group blamed such claims on some wicked and greedy politicians who are determined to create confusion among residents of the southeast.
In a statement signed by Emma Powerful, spokesman of the group, it accused the ruling class of recruiting criminals into fake ESN in an attempt to implicate IPOB.
Powerful stressed that ESN is not recruiting, hence youths of the southeast should ignore such calls.
The statement reads: “We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to alert the world, particularly Biafrans, that some unscrupulous elements in our land are recruiting cultists and criminals as fake ESN members to further terrorize our people in Biafraland.
“Some wicked politicians and greedy individuals in Biafraland are behind the evil agenda to create confusion and unleash mayhem on innocent people in our land. The political class is colluding with these people to sponsor the recruitment of criminals as fake ESN in their desperation to implicate IPOB and ESN.
“We are warning the youths that IPOB is not recruiting new intakes for ESN and they should be careful and mindful because those behind this recruitment are not genuine members of IPOB or ESN security outfit.
“If you are involved in this fake recruitment process you are on your own, and be ready to bear the consequences. The leadership of IPOB has not asked anybody to recruit people for ESN.
“The general public should know that ESN is not recruiting, and should run away from being tricked by fraudsters. Anybody involved in any form of recruitment for ESN is an impostor and working for the enemies.”