The Nigerian military has allegedly began secret hunt for camps belonging to Eastern Security Network, a vigilante group established in South-East and South-south, military source said on Tuesday.
According to the source, this followed after a meeting presided over by the army chief of staff, General Tukur Buratai, on Sunday.
“Here in our camp, troops left on Monday night to join those of ground to search for the camps.
“I don’t think the order is to arrest, rather it is a command to shoot at sight because the general described them as dangerous armed terrorists,” the source said.
Meanwhile, residents in some parts of Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia, has raised alarm over what influx of soldiers since Monday.
“They [soldiers] arrived our community around 3am at night on Monday. Our people are very scared, some has left their homes,” Uchenna Ndudirim from Anambra said.