The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has said that the newly created regional security outfit, Ebubeagu, is not after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)and its security outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Following the creation of Ebubeagu, many were of the view that the security outfit will clash with the outlawed ESN created by the proscribed IPOB
But Umahi on Friday in Abakaliki during the handing over of some vehicles to security agencies to aid their work, said Ebubeagu’s responsibility is the protection of lives and properties of the people of the state.
He said, “Ebube Agu is not after the Eastern Security Network (ESN) or after IPOB, no. Ebube Agu is meant to protect the people of Ebonyi State and her visitors.
“I have asked every citizen of Ebonyi State to protect themselves against any killing, no Ebonyi person should be killed again by anybody for any reason.
“We will not take the killing of any Ebonyi person lightly any longer. We have not deployed our Ebube Agu. The social media is saying we have deployed, we merely said this is the uniform we are preparing.”