South-East Govt. is Set to Form a Security Outfit Codenamed Ebube Agu
South-East Govt. is set to form a security outfit codenamed Ebube Agu as a means of tackling the security issues being faced in the country.
Governors of the South-East states have decided to set up a joint security outfit for the region codenamed ‘Ebube Agu.’
This was part of the decision taken by the governors and heads of security agencies at a South-East security summit that took place in Owerri, Imo State, on Sunday, the 11th of April, 2021.
As contained in a statement issued at the end of the meeting, Enugu State is to be the headquarters of the outfit which will also coordinate the vigilante of the South-East region.
To ensure the the South-East Joint Security outfit is properly implemented, the summit resolved that a committee made up of security personnel, government officials, and relevant stakeholders will be established.
Notwithstanding the agency, the five South-East states agreed to working with the Federal Government on dealing with the security issues in the country and fighting as one united zone rid the nation of terrorists and bandits.
The summit explained the need to motivate all stakeholders in the South-East, the political class, bureaucrats, the business community, and the intelligentsia to ensure total success in the fight against criminality in the zone.
At the meeting, the heads of all the security agencies decided to exchange intelligence in a seamless, effective new order to checkmate crime in the area.
Furthermore, the head of security agencies was were ordered to come up with a well detailed list of their logistics and material needs that will improve their fight against criminality.
The meeting spoke against the burning of police stations, attacks on prisons accompanied by the release of inmates, killing of security personnel, natives, farmers, and herdsmen, in the zone, that happened recently.
The governors, however, requested that the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, should stop the inflow of IGP monitoring units but should rather allow state commissioners of police and state and zonal commands to deal with their cases.
In the meeting, it was also agreed that the acting IGP and other security chiefs would invite the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to find out the why insecurity is at an increase in the South-East.
Consequently, the meeting agreed that the military police in the South-East should be properly funded and become effective.
Finally, It was agreed on that security agencies should implement the ban on open grazing, while it still called for the peaceful coexistence of farmers and herders.