It is not a possibility to have joint security network for S’East – Umahi

Obinwannem News It is not a possibility to have joint security network for S'East - Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman of the South East governors forum, David Umahi, on Thursday ruled out the possibility of establishing a joint regional security network for South East States.

Umahi apparently disregarded the possibility of a South-East security network from various States that makes up the region; noting that a Joint Security Committee, JSC, was already existing. whose personnel trails other security architecture at various States.

He stated that security challenges experienced by the South-East States were peculiar and should be addressed using different approaches. He specified that there would be no land for ranching as contained in the National Transformation Plan, NLTP among the States of the region.

He answered questions on a televised interview with the channels TV ‘Sunrise Dairly’ program.

“Each State is peculiar so is their security challenges. The problem is that those complaining about the joint security for South-East are not living in the region. They don’t have the knowledge of how security works in the region”.

Nevertheless, he said are rest assured of the security conditions of their states as a result of skilled personnel. available.

He, however, expressed joy due to the local security that has provided maximum protection of lives and properties of the South East states; adding that the region would no longer allow the police service commission to take care of the community policing, insisting that community policing must be in the hands of the natives.

“The advantage of community policing is that it has the impetus of the law to arrest and detain suspects, but in our case in the South East, we also have the same state law which is very good in doing this, however, no section of the state laws will run contrary to federal laws”.

Outrightly, he rejected the template given to Enugu on community policing by the IGP, because it did not give power to control community police. It is being restructured to give traditional rulers and local chairmen the power to control the system.

The Governor also said that due to inadequate land in the region, the States would not participate in the ranching arrangement of the NLTP.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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