There appears to exist, a partnership between the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, and another separatist group in Cameroon.
Information tend to suggest partnership in the areas of combat training as well as arms exchange.
The Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB, is agitating for the actualisation of a Sovereign state of Biafra, and has set up its security outfit called the Eastern Security Network (ESN), their Cameroonian counterpart, the Ambazonian War of Liberation (AWL) and Ambazonia Defence Forces (ADF) are pushing for an Ambazonia Republic, separate from the Cameroon.
It could be recalled, that AWL had announced of a collaboration between them, and the IPOB on April 10, 2021.
A virtual meeting between the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and the leader of AWL, Dr Lucas Cho Ayaba, saw them agreeing to work together for their respective causes. Nnamdi Kanu and Lucas Ayaba are both operating from overseas.
Nigerian security agencies have also revealed that they are aware of the collaboration, and are monitoring them closely. There is a belief in security circles, that the Ambazonian militants are offering military training to IPOB members.
Nnamdi Kanu and Ayaba had allegedly promised to build a close alliance to quicken international attention to their struggle.
The English speaking Southern Cameroon had been demanding for a federal system which would give room for more autonomy for the Anglophone region line in pre- 1971.
Ayaba did not rule out insurgency as a legitimate response to the match the abuses committed by the Cameroonian security forces against his people, and ” to match Cameroon arm for arm, method for method. “
The Nnamdi Kanu ESN was formed mainly to protect the people of the former Eastern region of Nigeria, from attacks from Fulani herdsmen, who have been launching attacks on the Southern and Middle Belt regions of the country.
The Nigerian government have come down hard on the militant group, but have refused to address the issue of the Fulani herdsmen, that have cost thousands of lives and billions in property.