Senator T.A.Orji has warned governors of the South East zone to focus their attention on the newly formed Ebubeagu security outfit instead of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to avoid unnecessary conflict that could lead to the escalation of tension in the region. Senator Orji representing Abia Central district, gave the advice while speaking with journalists on the need to tackle the security situation in the South East zone adding that the South East is in dire need of security and protection thus whatever lawful measures that would help stem the rising wave of insecurity in the region should not be rejected.
” What I want is something that will protect our lives and property. Are we still safe in South East? The answer is no.
” People are killed every day, and if you see something that has come up and is trying to quell the situation, will you say no?
” Governors should leave ESN alone and face Ebubeagu”.
Senator Orji further stated that contrary to calls in some quarters, synergy between both security outfits might not be feasible as their approaches on how best to secure South East differ.
” From all available evidence, the ESN can’t work together with Ebubeagu. So, instead of causing trouble or crisis, governors should leave them alone after all they came before Ebubeagu.
” The boys in ESN have absolute loyalty to Nnamdi Kanu. They cannot take directives from governors. So, why don’t you avoid unnecessary crisis?”
The former governor who expressed strong support for Ebubeagu, however, appealed to the governors to ensure that the outfit “is adequately funded.”
” I strongly support Ebubeagu but the governors should make sure it is legalised and adequately funded. They should take it seriously, and whatever that will help quell insecurity in the zone should not be thrown away”.