What You Need To know About Southeast Security Outfit ‘Ebube Agu’

What you need to know about Southeast security outfit ‘Ebube Agu

Due to the fast-deteriorating security situation in the southeast, Governors of the region including Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo unveiled a new security outfit codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’.

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This unveiling also had in attendance heads of security agencies and they agreed to maintain the joint security outfit.

APR reports the southeast region has witnessed a series of unrest, including burning of police stations, violent attacks on custodial centres with the unlawful release of inmates and the killings including security personnel, natives/farmers and herdsmen.

Just like Southwest security outfit ‘Amotekun’, this newly unveiled outfit is charged with the responsibility to coordinate all the activities of vigilantes in the Southeast

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Ebube Agu means fear of a lion in Igbo.

The security outfit will have a command and coordination centre stationed in Enugu state and will be charged with the following:

1. Security awareness.

2. Intelligence gathering.

3. Channel for security alarm.

4. All the states taking responsibility for their respective security affairs.

5. Exchanging intelligence in a seamless manner.

6. Checkmating crimes in the zone.

7. To mitigate attacks on communities and prevent loss of lives and property.

Meanwhile, the southeast leadership is yet to confirm if personnel of Ebube Agu would bear arms and wear uniforms.

Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu explained: “Ebube Agu would be a security outfit both in name, purpose and action. It will be properly equipped. I want to assure you that all the states in the southeast already have various vigilante outfits.”

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Also, the five states in the region would enact a similar law to establish the outfit in its area of jurisdiction.

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