- The eastern security network, Ebubeagu, may have hit the rock as its pioneer chairman, Major General Obi Umahi (retd), has resigned
- Umahi made his resignation known on Monday, June 7, in a letter sent to the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador George Obiozor
- According to him, the Umahi said since the formation of the security outfit, the southeast governors had stifled it of funds
Enugu, Enugu state - Major General Obi Umahi (retd), the chairman of Ebubeagu, the southeast security committee, has resigned from the position.
PM News reports that the southeast governors' forum had on August 31, 2019, appointed Gen. Umahi as the chairman of the committee.
Ebubeagu lacks funds, equipment to tackle insecurity
Legit.ng gathered that Umahi resigned on June 4, in a letter addressed to the chairman of the governors' forum, complaining of lack of funds and office space.
The Punch also reports that the letter, according to the report, was sent to the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador George Obiozor.
The letter read:
“Since this security committee was formed, we deliberated and agreed on ways to raise security consciousness down to the community level in Igbo land, mode of operations, logistics and some types of equipment required, such as drones, vehicles etc. We also crafted the concept of SE Security."
The southeast governors had on April 11, announced the formation of EBUBEAGU at Owerri, adding that the draft legal framework produced by the 21-man committee was reviewed by security committee members and the attorney generals of the five southeast states to suit Ebubeagu security outfit.
Amotekun's chairman Togun sends crucial message to southwest leaders
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the Oyo state security network chairman, aka Amotekun, Gen. Kunle Togun (retd), advised residents in the six southwest states to be vigilant that foreign Fulani herdsmen are present in forests in the region.
It was reported that the Amotekun boss made this known while speaking at an annual lecture organised by the students of the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan.
He noted that the Fulani, who were mainly from Mali, Niger Republic, Chad and Burkina Faso, had been residing in the forests for some years.