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Ebubeagu will protect all Ebonyi citizens, Commissioner tells Opposition

 

By Damian Chika in Abakaliki 

Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, Ebonyi state Commissioner for Border Peace and Internal Security has said that the Ebubeagu (Glory of a Lion) security outfit in the state will protect all citizens including members of the opposition.

The commissioner who coordinates the outfit, made the disclosure in Abakaliki while reacting to allegations by the opposition that the outfit was hounding its members in the state.

He said that Ebubeagu was after hoodlums and criminals terrorising the state and pledged that the outfit would protect lives and properties of all citizens ncluding those of the opposition in the state.

“We advise the public to report acts of misconduct from members of the outfit to appropriate quarters for due disciplinary measures,” he said.

The commissioner who is APC Caretaker Chairman in the state, said that the outfit was backed by relevant laws of the state.

“We are now operational in Abakaliki with 150 personnel as the list of personnel for the 13 Local Government Areas of the state is being compiled

He said that the government was justified in querying some of its officials in charge of local government areas, over the recent burning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in Ezza North and Ebonyi LGAs respectively.

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“The affected officials were expected to maintain a high level of synergy with the neighbourhood security watch outfit and local vigilantes in their areas, to ensure security.

He warned that the outfit will not allow anyone to cause crises in the state in the name of opposition, urging all citizens to unite in securing the state.

“It is a fact that most members of the opposition have not visited their areas to ascertain the security situation but only cause confusion and heighten tension in the state.

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