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Ebonyi Shootings: Why Ebubeagu Should Avoid The Recurrence Of Violence

The recent shootings of civilians in Ebonyi state has attracted mixed feelings from the public. Some influential personalities have taken to their social media platforms to ask questions regarding the conduct, experience and professionalism of the regional security unit called Ebubeagu. It is important to note that the people in the southeast demanded that such a regional security unit be established and have the capability to call on the government to disband it. This is a great challenge for the local security unit to prevent further reoccurrence of violence in the region.

Recently, the political leaders in the southeastern part of the country which include governors, representatives and other dignitaries met to discuss problems affecting the economic growth and development of the region. Part of the measures explored to improve security was the revival of the Ebubeagu security outfit. This was necessitated as a result of the increased rate of violence and destruction being caused by the alleged unknown gunmen. Heartless attacks on security formations and outposts by hoodlums is becoming more rampant.

The creation of Ebubeagu was widely welcomed during its establishment by the southeastern governors. This signifies that their effective service to the people depends on public support and contribution. Before the creation and deployment of the regional security outfit, there were high cases of herdsmen, kidnapping, animal rustling and others. The regional security officers complement the efforts of the conventional security forces in tackling these crimes.

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The high rate of security challenges in the southeastern part of the country continues to affect the general stability of the region. The political leaders in the region consider the use of Ebubeagu as a necessary mechanism to douse tension and restore normalcy. However, the recent shootings in Ebonyi state were welcomed by public criticism of the regional security outfit and questions their experience to handle challenges.

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