Governors from the South East zone of Nigeria have established a security outfit called EBUBE AGU as part of plans to checkmate the rising unrest in the region, stemming from an increase in criminal activities.
According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency would oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region.
Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after a meeting in Imo State on Sunday, noted that the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state.
The forum also condemned what they said were rising attacks in the south east especially last Mondays invasion of Imo correctional centre and police headquarters by unknown gunmen.
Hours after the Southeast region launched its own joint security outfit codenamed EBUBE AGU, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has explained why the governors took the decision.
Ikpeazu who spoke from Umuahia, the Abia State capital during an interview, said the new security outfit would oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region.
When asked if the new security outfit would bear arms and wear uniforms, Governor Ikpeazu neither confirmed nor denied it.