David Umahi, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State,has chastised opponents of the formation of the Ebubeagu Security Agency in the south east area.
Umahi praised the governors of the south-east for forming the Ebubeagu Security force in their respective states, stating that the outfit will aid in the region’s defense against invaders.
The governor stated that the organization will work with the police, army, and other security organizations in the zone to safeguard people’s lives and property.
He stressed that police and Ebubeagu should not clash, while also revealing his willingness to raise their salaries and enroll more youngsters into the organization by 2022.
He said: “I want to commend so highly the south east governors forum for agreeing to form the south east Ebubeagu Security outfit. They have offered a wonderful cooperation with the Ohanaeze, religious leaders, political class, youths to the formation of Ebubeagu Security outfit.
“We the Governors of the South East Zone have extended olive branch to our youths who have been brainwashed who are in the bushes, we are committed to reintegrating them and making them useful members of the Society.
“Ebubeagu is not there to fight any legal or illegal group but to assist the Police to route out criminals, so that is their mandate.”
“The Ebubeagu Security, Ebonyi State Command has been structured from the Zone to the State with a Commander down to the local government areas.
“They are well trained, well equipped to carry out their security duties and police the entire state,”