Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the 101 soldiers accused by the Nigerian Army of desertion to join the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
It was gathered that a signal from Operation Lafiya Dole headquarters in Maiduguri, Borno State, indicated that three majors, three captains, six lieutenants, three sergeants and 89 soldiers fled in the aftermath of the attacks on Marte and Dikwa Local Government Areas of the state.
Reacting to the development, Kanu in a live broadcast on Wednesday, said the doors of ESN are open to the soldiers.
“Sometimes I wonder, how can you come from the East, West and Middle Belt, and you are in the army? And they used you to go and fight the bandits so that you can be killed.
“Today, soldiers are leaving and they have ordered for their arrest for leaving the army. And I am telling all these soldiers to go and join the Eastern Security Network. Today, we have all these unknown gunmen; they have been avenging for us and if you come and kill us, they will avenge for us,” he said.