The recently unveiled security outfit by the South-east governors – Ebubeagu – has come under threat as the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) warned Igbo youth against joining the body.
Ebubeagu was launched by the South-East Governors’ Forum, to among other things, tackle the spate of insecurity.
IPOB in a statement issued on Tuesday via it’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, described the action of the governor as an unnecessary waste of resources, faulting the manner in which it was formed.
The statement which warned youths to have nothing to do with the so-called Ebubeagu security outfit, added that “any person who joins EBUBEAGU to spy Eastern Security Network should be prepared to join his ancestors.
According to the statement, “Eastern Governors have shamefully and belatedly announced the formation of an abstract security outfit called Ebubeagu to secure the zone from Fulani herdsmen they allotted our ancestral lands to.
“What a mockery the puppets have made of themselves in their usual quest to please their slave masters! How can you launch a security outfit without first assembling the personnel and equipping them?
“When Amotekun was formed it was not abstract, the personnel and their equipment were handy. When our leader floated the gallant Eastern Security Network, ESN, were the men not on ground? How then did South East traitors called Governors announce a security outfit without any personnel or were they under any pressure to hurriedly make the announcement after years of foot-dragging and deceit?
“They woke up from their slumber rather too late. We have gone beyond that stage unless they are on a mission to sabotage ESN. Any other security outfit formed in South East will crash because ESN is already on ground and living up to expectations. ESN was floated based on the clamour by our people, and they have since thrown their support behind the outfit.
“Forming another regional security outfit is suspicious, and a needless waste. The governors failed our people when they needed their protection. It’s already late. Biafrans will not be deceived by this purported EBUBEAGU security outfit which is a huge joke,” the statement added.