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South East Governors set up joint security outfit, “Ebube Agu” vows to tackle Insecurity in the region

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has lesrned that major Southeast governors during a meeting yesterday, okayed the launch of a regional security outfit, named “Ebube Agu” (the glory of a tiger) to battle rising insecurity.

They restated that open grazing remained banned and urged security agencies to enforce it.

A commique issued at the end of the meeting read thus;

“The Governors strongly and unequivocally condemn terrorism and banditry in any part of Nigeria, particularly in the Southeast.“The meeting strongly condemns the burning of police stations, violent attacks on custodial centres with the unlawful release of inmates, and the killings, including security personnel, natives/ farmers and headsmen.

“The five Southeast states are on the same page with the Federal Government on the issue of security challenges in the country.“To this end, the meeting makes it absolutely clear that the Southeast will stand resolutely with the Federal Government to fight terrorists and bandits to a finish.

“The political leadership in the Southeast has resolved to bring together all the arsenals at their command, as one united zone, to fight and flush out criminals and terrorist from the zone.“To achieve this, there is a need to galvanise all the relevant stakeholders in the Southeast, the political class, the business community, the bureaucrats and the intelligentsia to provide all necessary support to security operatives in the five Southeast states to ensure total success in the fight against criminality in the zone.

“The heads of all the security agencies in the Southeast have resolved to exchange intelligence in a seamless, effective new order that will help to checkmate crime in the zone.”To fast track crime-busting in the region, the governors mandated the heads of security agencies “to draw up a comprehensive list of their logistics and material needs for sustainable success in the fight against criminality for the immediate provision by the leadership of the Southeast”.

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