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Insecurity: 300 women soldiers deployed to Ebonyi

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By Ruth Oginyi

About three hundred female soldiers have been deployed to Ebonyi state to help fight the security challenges in the state. This is even as the commissioner of police in the state, CP Sule Maku, has been deployed to force headquarters.

The state governor, Engr David Umahi, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a media chart in his Uburu home town, said 150 of the women soldiers have arrived while another 270 was posted to super camp in Ebonyi South.

The three hundred women soldiers will be posted to Abakaliki.According to the governor, about 150 of the soldiers have arrived and being deployed to different areas of the state; while others are on their way.Umahi, who doubles as the chairman, southeast governors’ forum, announced that plans have been perfected to train a uniform security outfit for the southeast zone.

“The Onueke killings were so unfortunate and terrible, but I will not divulge the measures we have taken; but more security agencies 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 the 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 arrangement, so, let us hope that the new CP coming is going to inject his ingenuity towards solving our problem.

“The southeast governors have had a series of meetings on security. We are presently circulating samples of uniforms that are going to be common for the entire southeast, and we are also on the display of vehicles that will also be common for the entire southeast.”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 the southeast.

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 southeast. The security outfit for southeast is going to have one name, and the name for the security outfit for southeast is not going to come from me alone. The governors and leaders of the southeast will meet and they will come up with a name. The most critical are the vehicles and the uniforms. The name will not be a problem, it won’t be.   

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