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Muhammed Barde who is the Commissioner of Police in Imo State has asserted that Ebubeagu will not be part of the security organisations to be deployed for election duties.
Barde gave the hint while speaking at a meeting with stakeholders and signing of a peace accord organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Owerri.
‘On Election Day, you will only see policemen in full uniform.I want to assure Imo people that the Ebubeagu will not be part of the election,’ he said.
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Barde promised that the police would continue to stem politically motivated violence, killings and kidnappings,
The commissioner sent a warning that politicians who hire thugs and arm them to scuttle the elections would be dealt with.
He advised parties which might feel aggrieved during and after the elections to seek redress through the courts.
Barde further urged politicians to go close to their Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders to report complaints accordingly.
The police chief informed residents to call 08034773600 and 08098880197 to report security issues.
In another report, the government of Ebonyi State and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are currently at loggerheads over the recent protest by some youths on the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, which disbanded the South East Security Network, Ebubeagu, in the state.
In a statement signed by APGA director of media and publicity of the campaign council, Mr Charles Otu, he urged the people to disregard the protest, alleging that they were All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters rented by Governor David Umahi.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Justice Riman Fatun of the Federal High Court Abakaliki division had on Tuesday declared the Southeast Security network, also known as ‘Ebubeagu’ illegal in the state and ordered the DSS to disarm them.