ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Chief Jerry Obasi, Ex-Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA) Ebonyi State Chapter, has called on South-East Governors to equip the Ebubeagu security outfit with modern security gadgets.
According to him, this is to boost the intelligence gathering to combat the rising insecurity in the South East zone.
Obasi insisted that operatives of the security outfit must be well trained and adequately remunerated with good welfare packages to encourage them to perform their duties efficiently.
Obasi stated this during an interview with Vanguard, adding that with the increasing insecurity in the South East zone, a fully equipped Ebubeagu as a local security network could bridge the gap and secure the communities.
However, Obasi warned that Ebubeagu must be set up to work as a thorough professional security outfit free from being used to fight perceived ‘political enemies’ and partisanship.
He said; “The South East zone needs a thorough regional security outfit. Ebubeagu must be equipped with modern security gadgets to boost intelligence gathering in combating the rising crime rate in the South East zone.
“The operatives must be well trained and remunerated to encourage them to combat crime. It must not be a security outfit for settling political scores.
“I can tell you that what we have in the zone is not a security outfit but a contraption put together by the South East Governors to deceive the people of the zone. They are only playing politics and settling political scores with their Ebubeagu.
“I advise the South East Governors to emulate their South West counterpart who set up the Amotekun security outfit in the area of conception, organization, sincerity of purpose and operation. Compare the Ebubeagu in the South East and the Amotekun in the South West; you can see that the South East is yet to have a security outfit.
“It is obvious that the Police have failed in providing security .The South East governors must show greater concern in the security of their people. The Governors should be proactive in security matters. They must also think out of the box and show responsibility in leadership towards the protecting lives and properties of the people of the South East zone.”