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Insecurity: 570 soldiers have been deployed to Ebonyi State – David Umahi

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The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, Tuesday said that about 570 soldiers have been deployed to Ebonyi state.


He noted that about 270 soldiers are expected to come to Ebonyi South in what is called super camps, while 300 female soldiers were deployed to Abakaliki, the capital city of the state.

Umahi stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of security meeting that was held at Uburu.


Speaking on the killing of three Policemen at Onueke station at Onueke, Ezza South, the Governor swore to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime.

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He said, “the Onueke killings was so unfortunate and so terrible, but I will not divulge the measures we have taken but they are more security agencies that have been posted to Ebonyi, like in the south here, we are looking at about 270 soldiers in what is called super camp. I think about 120 of the soldiers have arrived, we are having close to 300 women soldiers in Abakaliki, I think about 150 arrived and being deployed.

“We are going to deploy other measures to tackle security situation, the difference is going to be very clear and you will see what happens in the weeks ahead. I was told by the CP that he has been redeployed to the headquarters. So, we are expecting a new CP in the state. Everybody comes with his or her own arrangement, so, let’s hope that the new CP coming is going to inject his ingenuity towards solving our problem.

Also, Umahi who doubles as the chairman Southeast Governors forum, noted that they are working hard to come out with regional security outfit. Noting that they are striving hard to bring out uniform and vehicles for the outfit.

“The South East Governors have had series of meetings on security. We are presently circulating samples of uniforms which is going to be common for the entire south east and we are also on display of vehicles which will also be common for the entire south east. We have arranged for the training and retraining of all the security outfits of the Governors to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties within south east. And so, in the few weeks to come, we are going to roll out these uniforms and vehicles to further deepen our efforts in security architecture in the entire south east.

“The security outfit for south east is going to have one name and the name for the security outfit for south east is not going to come from me alone. The Governors and leaders of South East will meet and they will come up with a name. The most critical is the vehicles, the uniforms. The name will not be a problem, it won’t be.”

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