Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB under ‘attack’ for enlisting ‘child soldier’ into ESN
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the have been criticized for enlisting a “child soldier” into the group’s armed wing, Eastern Security Network, (ESN).
Uche Mefor, Kanu’s former Deputy, accused Kanu and IPOB of criminalizing the struggle for Biafra by enlisting a child soldier into ESN.
A video surfaced online of a young boy armed with AK-47 ammunition and displaying his shooting skills in a training camp believed to be ESN.Reacting to the trending video, Mefor accused Kanu of “going wholesale into criminality.”
In a Facebook post, the former IPOB deputy leader accused Kanu of ‘destroying all compelling cases against the Nigeria government at the International Criminal Court, ICC.
“So, it has also got to the level of enlisting “child soldier”? Is this conscription or abduction? IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu (IPONK) has completely destroyed the goodwill garnered over the years through the painstaking effort of men and women of goodwill that embraced the good news and the insurmountability and audacity of the Biafra case and argument.
“You have all destroyed the compelling case against Nigeria at the ICC. Crime against humanity and individual criminal liability are real and engage the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
IPOB must stop criminalizing the Biafra struggle,” he said.