The leader of IPOB had earlier said the ESN was not different from the Amotekun in the South-West and Miyetti Allah in the North, adding that the Igbo states needed their regional security apparatus, that will be able to handle the security challanges in the Eastern Region.
While throwing his weight behind the ESN, Odumakin stated that the distorted federal police could no longer secure the country, hence the establishment of regional security outfits to protect lives and property.
He said, “It is seen that the central policing in Nigeria has collapsed, and the regional policing is not a new thing in this country. And, I tell you, we are back to the era of regional policing.
“The security challenges have gone beyond what the Nigeria police can handle, and since we have had regional policing before, we are back into the era again.”
When asked if the new outfit was needed, he said, “Kanu is doing what is good for his region.”
Insecurity gave room to recent abduction of schoolboys
In Odumakin’s reactions to the recent abduction of schoolboys by the suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kankara, Katsina State, He said, “Even in the President’s home state, that school boys were abducted to show that the federal security is not strong enough to be trusted. The Nigeria police cannot secure anybody, so clearly, we are back to regional policing. With this latest development there will be adequate security”
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