The Igbo Youths for Positive Change has dismissed a statement credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) claiming that the Anambra State Government has engaged the services of the South East Governors mandated Ebubeagu security network as part of the State’s ‘secret’ security outfit.
The group’s National President, Chinedu Obigwe, told journalists in Awka on Saturday that allegations of Ebubeagu presence in Anambra State was a complete falsehood being spread by IPOB for reasons best known to them.
Obigwe insisted that there was nothing like Ebubeagu security outfit in Anambra, urging the people to go about their normal lawful activities without any fear.
He pointed out that the internal security outfit which has been in existence is known as Anambra Vigilante Group and not Ebubeagu.
According to him, the Anambra Vigilante Group is saddled with the responsibility of community policing and only empowered and equipped to be able to combat the menace of the “unknown gunmen” terrorising the state.
Obigwe said, “The claim that Ebubeagu security operatives are in Anambra is not true and should be disregarded by sane minds. The only thing Governor Chukwuma Soludo did was that he empowered and equipped them to be able to combat the menace of the heartless unknown gunmen terrorising our beloved state.
“In all honesty, Anambra Vigilante Group in conjunction with our security agents have done marvellously well in the fight against hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen in Anambra. They have succeeded in taming them.
“IPOB allegation against Anambra Vigilante Group and security agents operating in state is a cooked up lie that cannot be substantiated. Anambra Vigilante Group and our security agents deserve to be commended for the good job they have done and not to be vilifying them unjustly.
“Soludo is not joking with security matters and IPOB blackmail antics against him will not yield fruitful result for them. Ndi Anambra are currently enjoying the success recorded on the security sector by the Soludo-led administration and they will not allow themselves to be deceived with IPOB cooked up falsehood.”