- The efforts of the Ebonyi state government to complement the hard work of security agencies have suffered a setback
- One of the operatives of the newly inaugurated Ebubeagu security teams has been brutally murdered by unknown gunmen
- The Ebubeagu security network is one of the resolutions of the five southeast state governors to tackle the insecurity in the region
Abakaliki - The Ebonyi state police command on Sunday, January 9 confirmed the killing of a member of Ebubeagu Security Network.
The victim, Ifeanyi Orogbo, 32, was killed and his remains partially burnt by the assailants, the police said in a statement published by the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Ebonyi police command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said the incident occurred on Saturday night, January 8 in Igweledeoha, Amagu, in Ikwo local government area of the state.
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“He was partially burnt by the unknown persons in his beer parlour shop on Agubia road.”
Odah said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.
Ebonyi govt dismisses EbubeAgu links to politics
Meanwhile, the Ebonyi state government has explained that the state command of Ebubeagu security outfit was not created for political purposes.
The Guardian newspaper reports that the commissioner for information and orientation in the state, Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji, said despite attempts by disgruntled elements to politicise the issue, Umahi rode on the resolutions of the five southeast state governors to establish the outfit.
Governor Uzodimma vows to ensure a safer Imo in 2022
In his new year message to the people of the state, Uzodimma pledged that his administration will work in concert with the security agencies to ensure a safer Imo in 2022 and beyond.
He also pledged that his administration will this year redouble efforts to redress the infrastructural deficit it met on assumption of office.
2023: Insecurity not an excuse to deny Igbos presidency, says Ohanaeze Ndigbo
In a related development, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has declared that the current insecurity rocking southeast cannot be an excuse to deny the region the opportunity to produce the next president of the country in 2023.
He said that insecurity was not peculiar to the southeast, adding that it is a poisoned arrow deliberately fired on the geo-political zone.
Obiozor made the assertion during his Christmas and New Year message sent to Legit.ng on Friday, December 17, 2021.