The newly-built Southern-East security unit Ebubeagu, Senator Hope Uzodimma on Monday, said it is no alternative to existing national security agencies like the police, the military, the air force, the Navy and the NSCDC.
Uzodimma talked when received representatives at Level 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies who studied in the State of Imo, at Government House in Owerri, according to a statement by his chief press secretary, Oguwuike Nwachuku.
He says that Ebubeagu is a local organisation that gathers information about illegal activity and provides security personnel with the right treatment and action.
“They must play a complimentary role in the activities of the Federal Government and the Safety Agencies knowing very well that a security threat anywhere in the world constitutes a safety threat across the country.”
Governor Uzodimma reiterated recently that security violations in the South East are not indicative of Ndigbo’s tiredness in Nigeria. “Justice, equality and fairness in a large family in Nigeria are rather what we want.”
However, the Governor described the main root of crime, particularly in Nigeria and in Africa in general, as youth unemployment and ethnic mistrust.
The commander of the National Security Studies Institute, Alhaji Ayodele Adeleke, told the governor he was in Imo State for a study in particular. As a research group, he said that they are studying Nigeria and Africa’s protection and safety architecture to support policymakers in the battle against the problems that have permeated the nakedness and cranny of the communities and villages of Nigeria.