The people in the eastern region have been living in fear for some time now due to the security situation in the region. People living in the eastern states like Anambra, Imo, and Ebonyi have been experienced recent attacks and killings. This has made it a priority for the governors of the five eastern states to come up with a better strategy in handling the problem of insecurity in the state.
Heads of different security agents and other stakeholders were present at the unveiling of the new security outfit. This was to create a cooperative joining security outfit between the Ebube Agu and other security agents in the region.
There have been series of attacks and killings in the Eastern states and so many lives have been lost due to the high level of insecurity in the region. Some of the incident witnessed in the region include the burning of police stations, the unlawful release of inmates, attacks on custodian centers, the killing of security officers, natives, and herdsmen.
The southeast security outfit "Ebube Agu," has the responsibility of guarding and investigating the activities of the vigilantes' group in the region. They share almost the same responsibilities as the southwestern security outfit "Amotekun."
There are things you should understand about the Eastern Security Network "Ebube Agu."
The codename "Ebube Agu" means "Fear of a Lion" in the Igbo language. It is said that the security platform will have an active command and coordination center in Enugu State. And will be in charge of some responsibilities like the ones stated below:
1. All the states taking responsibility for their respective security affairs.
2. Exchanging intelligence seamlessly.
3. Checkmating crimes in the zone.
4. To mitigate attacks on communities and prevent loss of lives and property.
5. Security awareness.
6. Intelligence gathering.
7. Channel for security alarm.
There hasn't been any clarification on if the members of the security outfit will bear arms and wear uniforms. The Governor of Abia State in the person of Okezie Ikpeazu has stated that “Ebube Agu" would be a security outfit both in name, purpose, and action. He also made it known that the security outfit will be properly equipped.
Do you think the new Southeast Security Outfit will stop the illegal activities of the IPOB in the eastern region?
Credits: The Nation Nigeria
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