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Nigerian South-East Governors float a joint security force, ban open grazing.

Nigerian South-East Governors float a joint security force, ban open grazing.

The governors of the South-East states of Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Anambra rose from a joint summit with the creation of a security force code-named Ebube Agu (Wonderful Tiger) to counter the security challenges recently experienced in the South-Eastern part of the country Nigeria. The joint security force, Ebube Agu will be stationed all

The governors of the South-East states of Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Anambra rose from a joint summit with the creation of a security force code-named Ebube Agu (Wonderful Tiger) to counter the security challenges recently experienced in the South-Eastern part of the country Nigeria.

The joint security force, Ebube Agu will be stationed all over the South-East and will be headquartered in Enugu. The outfit will be tasked with the prospect of ensuring peace once again reign in the South-East. Ebube Agu will work hand in hand with the Federal security outfits and will not work against the established security in the land.

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

The governors at a press briefing after the summit expressed support with the federal government’s efforts in tackling security challenges in the country. They also agreed to pool resources together in order to fight crime and terrorism in the South-East zone of Nigeria.

They further banned open grazing and urged the security agencies to enforce the ban forthwith in the states. They, however, clamoured for peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders to enable them to succeed in the fight against criminality.

Some recommendations of the communique of the meeting read as follows:

1. To strongly and unequivocally condemn terrorism and banditry in any part of Nigeria, particularly in the southeast. 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 herdsmen.

2. That the five southeast 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 southeast will stand resolutely with the federal government to fight terrorists and bandits to a finish.

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