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S’East govs direct AGs to partner panel on laws for Ebube Agu

S’East govs direct AGs to partner panel on laws for Ebube Agu

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THE South-East Governors’ Forum rose from a security meeting on Sunday and directed the Attorney-Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the South-East states to work with the Joint Security Committee to come up with the amendment of the existing state laws to reflect the new Ebube Agu security outfit.

The governors, in a communique read by the Chairman of the forum, Chief David Umahi, said the security outfit would work with the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the state.

They agreed that the headquarters of Ebube Agu would be in Enugu, while an advisory board would be established for the outfit.

The communique read in part, “The South East governors and leaders restated the adoption of a common Joint Security outfit called Ebube Agu with her regional headquarters in Enugu. Ebube Agu will work with the Police and other security agencies in her operations to protect lives and property in South-East.

“The attorney-generals 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 of the existing state laws to reflect the new Ebube Agu outfit.

“We agreed on the structure and operational modalities of Ebube Agu and to set up and Advisory Board for the security outfit. The meeting condemns the attacks on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma and other state infrastructure.”

The South-East governors, however, condemned the attack on Governor Hope Uzodinma’s residence in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The PUNCH had reported that the gunmen attacked the country home the governor, killing three of his security aides.

The hoodlums were said to have burnt the governor’s house and vehicles parked at the compound during the attack.

The meeting which was attended by the leadership of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Christian Association of Nigeria and the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers, declared that the attacks on the governor and other infrastructure in the state were unacceptable.

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