EBUBE AGU: South East Governors Unleashed New Joint Security Outfit
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state as stated reasons why South East governors took the decision to launch a new joint security outfit called EBUBE AGU.
The governors of Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo state had meeting on Sunday, 11 April, 2021 with heads of security in respect to the first southeast security summit at Owerri.
Governor Ikpeazu says “security situation across Nigeria as today changes every time. We try to respond to our peculiar circumstances in southeast.”
The meeting had come due to the recent attack on custodial centre and the burning of Police stations at Owerri, Imo State, with the killings of security personnel, natives, farmers and herdsmen at the region.
Governor Ikpeazu revealed that the headquarters of Ebube Agu will be at Enugu to coordinate the vigilante in South East.
“We come together to synergise and see how best we fit protect lives and properties of citizens within dis our geopolitical zone,”
The governor also did not really address the topics surrounding arms and uniform whether the new security outfit will bear arms and weaponry or not.
However, he said the new outfit will be rural-based. He added that: “Their work will be intelligence-based.
“Ebube Agu will be security outfit both in name, purpose and action. It will be properly equipped…”
The South East stands firmly with the Federal Government on the issue of security challenges in the country in fighting terrorism and bandits till the end.
The governors has agreed that the acting IGP and other security chiefs invite the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and CAN to find out the reason behind for increase in insecurity in South East.
To fast track crime-busting in South East, the heads of security agencies were mandated to bring list of needs for logistics and materials.
For sustainable success in the fight against criminality so that the leadership of the South East will provide it quickly.
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