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Insecurity: Igbo Group demands peace in South-East

Insecurity: Igbo Group demands peace in South-East

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….tells FG to reconsider the Use, deployment of Ebube Agu

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The Igbo But Igbo Socio-Cultural Foundation (IBI) on Saturday has shared concerns on the high levels of insecurity in the South-East zone of the country, particularly in Ebonyi and Imo States.

The group talked about several underlying issues that disturbs the peace of the region.

The Chairman of the Foundation, Humphrey Orjiako disclosed this during a press briefing with Journalists on Saturday in Abuja.

The Chairman noted that the South-East has witnessed increasing insecurity, characterized by arsons, kidnapping, incessant killings of innocent citizens including security agents.

The statement reads in part ” Igbo but Igbo is deeply worried by this growing Insecurity. Granted that no State is spared in the South-East, it is noteworthy that the incidence is worse in Ebonyi and Imo states. Beyond the gravity of the insecurity incidence, the two state governments have also been accused by some of their own people of being responsible for perpetrating much of the insecurity through the reckless deployment of the Ebube Agu security outfits for politics and other acts of complicity or complacency.

” Coincidentally too, Ebonyi and Imo are the only two states in the South-East where the proposed regional outfit, Ebube Agu is said to have taken off. Igbo bu Igbo is not affiliated with any political party or tendency. It sole interest and intention is to canvass for the restoration of peace, security, and stability of the South-East Zone.”

Speaking on the Ebube Agu security group, the Chairman said, ‘there have been reports from reliable source that Ebube Agu is responsible for many of the abuses and extrajudicial killings of innocent citizens, especially the youths’.

Humphrey stressed that the establishment of Ebube Agu was to complement the conventional police and to serve as a community policing outfit to ensure better security of the life and property in the South-East Zone, but reverse has been the case.

“Regrettably, the reverse appears to be the case, as the Ebube Agu outfits both in Ebonyi and Imo States seem to have become more of the problem than a solution to the growing Insecurity in the zone.

“Igbo bu Igbo notes that from all evidence available to it, Ebube Agu is being deployed as a political tool against opponents, several examples of such abuses are available in public place.” He added.

The IBI boss urged the Inspector General of Police to call the police command of Ebonyi and Imo states to order and compel them to put a stop to any excesses of Ebube Agu in the two states, and investigate all abuses and extrajudicial killings by the Ebube Agu.

Speaking on Nnamdi Kanu’s case, the Foundation beckoned on the Biafra agitators to keep their mission peaceful and shun any form of violence or armed struggle no matter the temptation or provocation.

The IBI also urged the Federal government to end the Nnamdi Kanu Saga by allowing a political solution to apply in order to rest the case, also adding that the Government should take necessary measures to obey the rule of Law.

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