Amotekun: A South-East regional security outfit for us too – Governor Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman of South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, has announced that the South-East will soon be getting its own security outfit just like the South-West’s Amotekun.

The Ebonyi State Governor who disclosed this on Wednesday, during a familiarization courtesy visit by the General Officer commanding 82 Army Division Enugu, GOC Lasisi Adegboye, said they’ve already “written to the federal government and are putting things together”.

Umahi said; “One of our major challenges here in Ebonyi State is our problem with Cross River people, but we bless God so highly for the initiatives of the youths. The Deputy Governor and the Speaker of the State Assembly have to arrange so that they joint the youth committee on Cross River and Ebonyi people will go and pay a courtesy call on the GOC.

“Probably, who knows if you are the one that will make both states to sign a lasting agreement for lasting peace. Here in Ebonyi, I thank the police, the army, the SSS. It has been a union of brotherhood and working together with our Neighbourhood Watch.

“Every region has their own peculiarities and we had formed our own joint security task force and we have written to the federal government and we are putting things together because we had a joint meeting with all the service chiefs and the then GOC. So, we discussed and agreed on what we need to do to continue to give safety to our people in the South East.

“No one will say that he will not be part of joint security because when people are kidnapped for example in Anambra State, they could be found in Ebonyi. So, we need that synergy to work together to give protection to everybody and here in Ebonyi, we are among the first in the federation to start our law on internal security and that is the Neighbourhood Watch and they have fantastically done very well.

“I am happy that the police, the army, the SSS, they are not ashamed to proclaim that our Neighbourhood Security Watch has done very well. And so, we can say that we are the safest state in the country and there is no joke about that.”

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Operation Amotekun is our brainchild, says Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Government has said Operation Amotekun security outfit constituted in the South-West was its brainchild. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, Mr. Stanley Emegha, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abakaliki.
Engr. David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor.
Engr. David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor.
He explained that the South East security outfit operation is led by retired Gen. Obi Umahi who is an elder brother to Ebonyi State governor. He noted that by the end of January, the security efforts and plan of the region would have been made clearer.
“The launch of Amotekun in the South West is what is already in vogue in Ebonyi State, in particular, and South-East, in general. This is so because traces of insecurity like kidnapping, car-snatching, armed robbery, are no longer found in Ebonyi State.
“The actual region the governor of Kano was talking about for this security initiative, is the South-East, not the Southwest. What they have done is they have just copied what is already in existence in Ebonyi.

“This kind of security strategy is being put in place and has been made possible by the South-East Security Consultant, Gen. Obi Umahi (retd).”

Prince Chukwudi Timothy Samuel

Prince Chukwudi Timothy Samuel is the Chairman / CEO, MicMiraSteph Communications and Chief Media Director, Apex Reporters

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