I pity the ignorance and high grade stupidity of those claiming that ESN will defeat Nigerian military. Quickly, let's take a brief look at some of the reasons why the Nigerian military will beat ESN hands down, a multiple number of times. One, ESN is poorly trained and lacks manpower, compared to the Nigerian military. Two, ESN lacks financial power- a couple of days back, IPOB came online to solicit for funds to support ESN. How will they continue to keep ESN equipped with military hardwares if the funds are not there in the first place? On the contrary, the Nigerian military usually set aside trillions of naira every year as annual budgets to keep it's military fully equipped. Three, ESN is only recognized locally and globally as a rebel ragtag Army, or should we rather say a terrorist group. It has no legal backing to operate in the first place, to start with. They'll face a strong opposition, both locally and globally, which could lead to demoralization on part of its personnels and stiff resistance from international groups and global powers, since the global powers have nothing to benefit from IPOB (IPOB doesn't control any oilwell or natural resources). Four, ESN doesn't even have what it takes to go on an all-out war against the federal military, when it comes to military hardwares. The Nigerian military have got some of Africa's most deadly armoured tanks and fighter jets. Needless to say that airstrikes from the Nigerian Airforce have proven again and again to be highly disastrous. No armed resistance group armed with only Kalashnikovs (i.e. AK-47s) have ever succeeded in their armed struggle against well-equipped government forces. This may be so painful to accept, but it's the whole truth.