South-East Governors set up joint security outfit, EBUBE-AGU, ban open grazing

By AdvocateNews on 12/04/2021

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Governors of the South-East states have resolved to maintain a joint security outfit for the code named Ebube Agu (Wonderful Tiger).

The governors made the resolution in a communique during the first South-east security summit held in Owerri on Sunday.

The communique was presented by Chief Dave Umahi, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Conference and Ebonyi governor,

The governors’ conference said the joint security outfit would have its headquarters in Enugu to coordinate the vigilance groups in the zone.

They also resolved to set up a committee comprising security personnel, government officials and other relevant stakeholders to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the joint security platform.

During the meeting, the governors also condemned terrorism and banditry in every part of Nigeria particularly in the South-east where some security formations were destroyed.

The governors expressed support to the federal government efforts in tackling security challenges in the country.

They also resolved to pool their resources as one united zone to fight crime and terrorism in the zone.

They stressed the need to galvanise all relevant stakeholders, bureaucrats and political class to provide support to security agencies in order to achieve their goals.

They also banned open grazing and urged the security agencies to enforce the ban in the states.

They however, called for peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders to enable them to succeed in the fight against criminality.

The meeting was attended by Governors Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Hope Uzodinma of Imo as well as heads of various security agencies in the zone.

Read full text of the Communique...

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 2021

After exhaustive discussions on the current security challenges in the South East and with valuable contributions from participants at the first South East security summit in Owerri on this day Sunday April 11th 2021, it was resolved as follows:

1.            To strongly and unequivocally condemn terrorism and banditry in any part of Nigeria, particularly in the South East. The meeting strongly condemns the burning of police stations, violent attacks on custodial centres with the unlawful release of inmates, and the  killings  including security personnel, natives/ farmers and headsmen. 

2.            That the five South East states are on the same page with the federal government on the issue of security challenges in the country. To  this end, the meeting makes it absolutely clear that the South east will  stand resolutely with the federal government  to fight terrorists and bandits to a finish 

3.            That  the political leadership in the South East has resolved to bring together all the arsenals at their command, as one united zone, to fight and flush out criminals and terrorist from the zone. 

4.            That the summit resolved that to achieve this, there is a need to galvanise all the relevant stakeholders in the south east,  the political class,  the business community, the bureaucrats and the intelligentsia to provide all necessary support to security operatives in the five south east states to ensure total success in the fight against criminality in the zone.

5.            That the heads of all the  security agencies in the south east have resolved to exchange intelligence in a seamless, effective new order that will help to checkmate crime in the zone. 

6.            That to fast track crime-busting in the south east, the heads of security agencies have been mandated to draw up a comprehensive list of their logistics and material needs for sustainable success in the fight against criminality, for the immediate provision by the leadership of the South East. 

7.            That a committee made up of security personnel, government officials and relevant stakeholders be set up to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the south east joint security platform.

8.            To applaud the initiative of the South east security summit and to make it a statutory summit that will convene every quarter while its hosting shall rotate among the five south east states. 

9.            The meeting resolved to maintain a joint security vigilante for the South East otherwise known as Ebube Agu.

10.      The meeting appreciated the formation of South East joint security outfit co. Named Ebubeagu. Headquarters in Enugu to coordinate our vigilante in the South East.

11.      South East Governors requested the Acting IGP to stop the influx of IGP monitory units but to allow cps and state and Zonal commands to handle their cases.

12.      Meeting approve that the acting IGP and other security chiefs do invite the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and CAN  to find out the reason for  increasing insecurity of the South East .

13.      Meeting agreed that military policing in the South East should be adequately funded and become effective.

14.      Meeting agreed that open grazing has been banned and security agency should implement the ban.

15.      The meeting encouraged a peaceful coexistence of farmers and headers to allow Governors to succeed in the fight against criminality.

Posted 12/04/2021 06:15:43 AM

 

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