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Why The Federal Govt Must Look Into The Killing Of 4 Youths By The Ebube-agu Security Outfit


Some hours ago, it was reported that about 4 youths were killed by the South Eastern Security Outfit, Ebube-agu, in the Amasiri community in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. According to the report by the Punch Newspaper, the Ebube-agu security outfit stormed the community in 5 vehicles and killed 4 youths of the community after alleging that the youths sealed off a Lebanese quarry company.

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After the killing of the youths, the federal government and the state government must take it upon themselves to investigate the alleged killings of Ebonyi youths by a security outfit that was established to safeguard the lives of the people of South-Eastern Nigeria. There are some major reasons why the federal government and the Ebonyi state government must investigate the killings.

Major reasons why the alleged killing of 4 youths by the Ebube-agu security outfit must be investigated:

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1. The federal government must investigate the killings to avoid further killings:

It is sad to note that 4 people have died because of an avoidable situation. However, the main focus of the government at this point is to ensure that other killings are averted. The best way to avoid another killing similar to this one is to investigate the killings and ascertain what went wrong so that it can be prevented from repeating itself.

2. To bring anyone found wanting of doing any wrong to Justice:

The killing of 4 Ebonyi youths should not be allowed to go unpunished. The Ebube-agu security outfit does not have the power to decide who dies or lives. The Ebube-agu security outfit was set up to protect the lives of the people of the South East and, sadly, they decided to kill 4 youths because of a simple disagreement with a Lebanese company. The entire incident must be investigated so that the guilty ones will be punished for their offense.

Photo: Amasiri community/ photo credit: Punch Newspaper

3. To prevent the breakdown of law and order in the Afikpo community:

When such unjust killing takes place without the government doing anything to arrest the situation, the people of the affected community may resort to violent riots and further crises might erupt. The federal and state governments need to investigate the incident so that they will punish anyone who took part in the cruel killings. Once the people see the efforts of the government, their temper will calm down and peace will be restored to the affected community.

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