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General News of Tuesday, 8 June 2021


Umahi resigns as Chairman of Southeast Security Committee

The southeast governors met over the insecurity in the zone. The southeast governors met over the insecurity in the zone.

Enugu, Enugu state - Major General Obi Umahi (retd), the chairman of Ebubeagu, the southeast security committee, has resigned from the position.

PM News reports that the southeast governors' forum had on August 31, 2019, appointed Gen. Umahi as the chairman of the committee.

Ebubeagu lacks funds, equipment to tackle insecurity gathered that Umahi resigned on June 4, in a letter addressed to the chairman of the governors' forum, complaining of lack of funds and office space.

The Punch also reports that the letter, according to the report, was sent to the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador George Obiozor.

The letter read:

“Since this security committee was formed, we deliberated and agreed on ways to raise security consciousness down to the community level in Igbo land, mode of operations, logistics and some types of equipment required, such as drones, vehicles etc. We also crafted the concept of SE Security."

The southeast governors had on April 11, announced the formation of EBUBEAGU at Owerri, adding that the draft legal framework produced by the 21-man committee was reviewed by security committee members and the attorney generals of the five southeast states to suit Ebubeagu security outfit.

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