EBUBEAGU: S/East leaders adopt operational modalities, support restructuring, creation of state police


*Support restructuring, creation of state police

The South East Governors and other leaders from the zone, have re-stated the adoption of a common joint security outfit called 'Ebubeagu' with her regional headquarters in Enugu to fight insecurity.

The South East leaders also said on Sunday that 'Ebubeagu' will work with the Police and other security agencies in her operations to protect lives and property in their region.

This was contained in a communique issued by the South East leaders after their security meeting at the Exco-Chambers, Lion Building, Government House, Enugu.

The communique read by the Chairman South East Governors Forum and the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, also hinted that the leaders of the region have agreed on the structure and operational modalities of Ebubeagu and to set up an Advisory Board for the security outfit.

It directed the Honourable Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the South East States to work with the Joint Security Committee to come up with the amendment of the existing State Laws to reflect the new Ebubeagu outfit.

It equally directed Ohaneze Ndigbo President to immediately form two Committees including the South East Peace and Reconciliation Committee to engage our people for the peace and security of the people and her visitors and the Strategy and Welfare Committee to engage and protect our people, especially those who are being unfairly treated.

The communique explained that, the two committees must become functional within the next 10 (ten) days from date.

The meeting supported restructuring, the setting up of State Police and other national issues as discussed in the last NEC meeting. 

According to the communique, "a committee has been set up to work out acceptable modalities and submit them to NEC in its next meeting.

"The meeting condemns the attacks on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma and other State
infrastructure. We sympathize with him and call on the Federal Government to fish out the perpetrators and ensure their prosecution.

"South East leaders restate their commitments to our State laws banning open grazing in the South East and urge the security agencies and the local vigilantes to enforce the ban in all States of South East;

"South East Governors agreed on the implementation of various ENDSARS Youth Empowerment Programmes in the South East States as soon as possible."

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