Ikpeazu Explains why Southeast Governors Launched Regional Security Outfit Named Ebube Agu

Ikpeazu Explains why Southeast Governors Launched Regional Security Outfit Named Ebube Agu

- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has opened up on the recent decision by his counterparts to set up a southeast security outfit

- Ikpeazu explained that the rural-based outfit was launched to checkmate the rising unrest in the region as a result of an increase in criminal activities

- Recall that the governors of the five southeast states on Sunday, April 11, unveiled a new security outfit in Owerri, the Imo state capital

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Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has explained why he and his colleagues in the southeast region of the country took the decision to launch their own joint security outfit codenamed 'Ebube Agu.'

Ikpeazu said the new agency would oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups within the geopolitical zone.

According to him, the governors came together to synergise and see how best they can protect the lives and properties of citizens.

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Ikpeazu Explains why Southeast Governors Launched Regional Security Outfit Named Ebube Agu
Governors of the five southeast states unveiling a new security outfit codenamed Ebube Agu. Photo credit: @Hope_Uzodimma1
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The governor made the disclosure during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics from Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

His remarks are coming hours after the southeast governors launched a security outfit to tackle rising unrest in the region.

Speaking further Ikpeazu neither confirmed nor denied if the new regional security outfit would bear arms and wear uniforms just like the southwest security outfit, Amotekun,

While noting that the new outfit would be rural and intelligence-based, the governor explained that he and his colleagues would cooperate to ensure that operatives would be properly equipped.

The Guardian reports that Ebube Agu, which means fear of a lion in Ibo is charged with the responsibility to coordinate all the activities of vigilantes.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that David Umahi, the Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the southeast Governors Forum, had earlier said there is no possibility for the region to have a joint security network.

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The governors in the region are comfortable with the different security architectures at various states because the personnel are working very well.

He said if anybody says that there could be security personnel contributed from different states to form joint security for this region, it is not a possibility, adding that it is not workable even if the constitution permits it.

Source: Legit.ng

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