Security: S’East Governors say Ebubeagu will work with police, security agencies


Following rising insecurity in the region, South East Governors have set up two committees to address security challenges in the region.

The committees which will be set up by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo within the next 10 days is expected to engage South East residents on issues of security, protection and welfare of the people of the region and visitor.

Rising from a joint security meeting in Enugu on Sunday, the governors also restated their support for the Ebubeagu security outfit noting that laws in the region will be activated to reflect the outfit across the region.

Part of the communique read by the chairman of the forum, Chief David Umahi reads: “South East Governors and Leaders re-stated the adoption of a common Joint Security outfit called
EBUBEAGU with her Regional Headquarters in Enugu. EBUBEAGU will work with the Police and
other security agencies in her operations to protect lives and properties in South East

“We agreed on the structure and operational modalities of EBUBEAGU and to set up an advisor board for the security outfit; the Hon. Attorneys General and Commissioners for Justice of the South East states have been
directed to work with the Joint Security Committee to come up with the amendment ot the
existing State Laws to reflect the new EBUBEAGU outfit;

“The meeting directed Ohaneze Ndigbo President to immediately form two Committees:
(a)South East Peace and Reconciliation Committee to engage our people for the peace and security of Our people and her visitors; Strategy and Welfare Committee to engage and protect our people, especially those who are being unfairly treated. These Committees must become functional within the next 10 (ten) days from date;

“The meeting is in support of restructuring, the setting up of State Police and other national issues
as discussed in the last NEC meeting. A Committee has been set up to work out acceptable
modalities and submit to NEC in its next meeting

“The meeting condemns the attacks on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, His
Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma and other State infrastructure. We sympathize with him and call on the Federal Government to fish out the perpetrators and ensure their prosecution

“South East leaders restate their commitments to our State laws banning open grazing in the South
East and urge the security agencies and the local vigilantes to enforce the ban in all States of South

“South East Governors agreed on the implementation of various ENDSARS Youth Empowerment
Programmes in the South East States as soon as possible.


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