Fear and despair in the Anambra community as suspected ESN members wrote to them that they are coming for them for disobeying the sit- at- home directives given by Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra IPOB that no commercial activities should take place in the region every Monday of the week.
The letter, according to DailyPost, was sent to the Ukwulu Community in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, warning them of plans to attack the community.
The latter was noticed by Indigenes of the community after waking up to it on Sunday morning to a notice posted on a part of the community, warning them of not adhering to the sit- at- home exercise declared by the group.
A notice posted read: ” Respect yourself Ukwulu about sit- at- home, to avoid crying had I known. We have been watching you since, and you people are disobeying us because of dead Nigeria.
” From Monday upwards, disobey us again and have yourself (sic) blamed. ESN is coming for you. ”
Although the police commissioner in the state has ordered security operatives to give special protection to the affected community, the people are still scared of the warning order. Some are even planning on relocating to other neighboring communities for fear of being attack or even caught in the crossfire that might ensue between the security operatives and the ESN if they did invade the community.
” The Commissioner of Police, CP Encheng Eworo, has deployed a police reinforcement team to Ukwulu Community and urges the residents to help the police with credible information aimed at identifying the bad elements among them.
” The CP calls for calm while thanking the members of the public and the community for prompt circulation and calling the attention of the Police and other security agencies, ” DSP Toochukwu Ikenganyia who is the PPRO said.
It is not clear whether the presence of the police will ensure give some confidence and stop the planned exodus of the people of the community as a result of the coming attack by the suspected ESN.