Ebubeagu, the new security outfit set up by governors of the Southeast region has been rejected by the World Igbo Congress (WIC).
WIC, through its Spokesman, Basil Onwukwe, urged the governors to support the Eastern Security Network (ESN) set up by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to a report by The Guardian, the rejection came from the Chairman, Board of Directors, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, and the executive members of WIC.
Urging the governors not to allow themselves to be used as tools in the hands of the Fulani ethnic group who have vowed to conquer Nigeria, WIC called for more attention to be paid to the security of the region.
He said, “How do you expect the same people whose kith and kin hold the Sword of Damocles over our heads to be our defenders? That is antithetical. Governors beware of the Trojan horse.
“Considering the foregoing, WIC rejects the Ebubeagu security outfit, following the circumstances surrounding the announcement after the bulge claim that ESN is involved in the prison break in Owerri, without evidence.”
“WIC will not hold apologies in protecting our homeland when the national security operatives have failed to prosecute a captured Fulani bandit. More so, it is an abdication of our inalienable rights to self-preservation.
“The southeast governors need to revitalise their justice departments and begin to prosecute violators of the open grazing law, by enforcing the laws in their book. It will help in checking the marauding Fulani herdsmen.”
The group blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for violating provisions of the constitution in appointments, describing it as “a abrazen and flagrant violation of the Federal Character clause of the 1999 Constitution.”
“The objective is to redress the imbalance, so that, in the future, security meetings such as the one held in Owerri (penultimate) Sunday will not look like a master-servant instructional session,” the group added.