South-East Security Force Finally Given Launch Date, Unit To Be Headed By A General
The governors of South-East have finally given an official launch date for the region's new security force.
It will be unveiled next month in April.
This was disclosed by the South-East Governors Forum chairman and Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi this weekend,.
He further promised that the people of the region would be happy with the end product which will have its HQ in Enugu.
Umahi (below) was speaking at the convocation of the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
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He further shared:
“A General is also heading our security outfit; if you like, call it Amotekun but we are coming up with something that is very wonderful and adaptable to our zone.
"When we roll out in the month of April, our people will be very proud of us as their governors.”
Earlier at the event, the former governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, called on the governors to hasten up and set a regional security outfit in the region with the model of Amotekun in the South- West.
He pointed out:
“I charge all the South-East governors to take the issue of security seriously.
"Today, as I was coming here, I saw empty land unused; people can no longer go to their farms because of fear and it is your first task as governors to ensure that your people are protected; that people will be free and can go to their farms.
“I don’t care how you will do it but you must do that because that is the most important thing.”
More details as they unfold.