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Forget Ebube Agu, support ESN, group tells S’East govs

Forget Ebube Agu, support ESN, group tells S’East govs

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AN Igbo group in diaspora has described Ebube Agu, the security outfit being proposed by the South-East Governors’ Forum as a phony Trojan horse, urging Federal Government and governors in the region to partner the Eastern Security Network in tackling insecurity in the land.

The Igbo Union, which is an umbrella body for Igbo communities and cultural association in the United States of America, condemned what it said was the tacit disposition of the FG towards issues of banditry and terrorism.

In a statement signed by the Coordinator of the group, Ike Orji, and Secretary, Mr Matthew Ohanele, and made available on Wednesday in Asaba, said that South-East governor’s were inactive towards protection of lives and property in the region.

The group urged the governors in the region not to contemplate the use of military force against their people but to evolve ways to partner ESN to combat the incessant killings in the region.

The statement read in part, “While the Federal Government paid ransoms and negotiating with terrorists, Igbo men and women, who lost their lives, crops, property, raped and sexually assaulted, were left to cater for themselves, such lame and naive approach only emboldens the murderers and killers.

“We, the Igbo Union, frown on and condemn in totality the use of the military force by any governor in the South-East.

“The grass roots Ndigbo are in total support of the establishment of the Eastern Security Network to protect lives in Igbo land, and we urge the governors not to sabotage the security outfit for the zone.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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