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Ebubeagu now a tool to kill, witch-hunt Ebonyi PDP members- Stakeholders

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By Ruth Oginyi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State chapter at the weekend alleged that the recently formed Ebubeagu Security Network has become a tool to attack its members and supporters in the State.

The party said its members and supporters have continuously been attacked by the Umahi-led APC government through the so-called Ebubeagu security platform, calling on security agents in the State to investigate all the crimes against it.

In a communique signed by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim and 35 other stakeholders of the Party after a meeting in Abakaliki, the Party alleged that the state government has covertly established special detention centers in the state, where kidnapped political opponents are kept and tortured. 

The party stated that the creation of the Ebubeagu Security outfit by the government has increased persecution of political opponents in the state.

“What is most worrisome about the Ebonyi variant of Ebubeagu is that the recruitment, deployment, and rules of engagement, including their command structure, is shrouded in secrecy. It is difficult, therefore, to hold them accountable for their crimes. What is more dangerous is the fact that since they operate in mufti, it is difficult to separate their activities from that of unknown gunmen and other criminals”, it said.

“We called on the security agencies to investigate the secrete detention centers set by the Ebonyi state government, and release the dying occupants immediately to rejoin their families and loved ones”, it submitted.

Contacted, State’s Acting APC Chairman, Stanley Okoro Emegha said, ” These people are just looking for attention. Sam Egwu is doing not, he is idle and doesn’t know why Ebonyi North people voted him to represent them.

Stanley, who doubles as the Commissioner for Internal Security said, “since he doesn’t know why he was voted into power and then thinks that I will come and be joining issues with him, I cannot because I am busy doing a lot of things to make sure that the State is secured”. 

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