Tuesday, January 18

Anambra Vigilante to metamorphose into Ebubeagu – Adinuba

By: Awesome Ekene

The Anambra State Government on Monday disclosed its plans to change the name of Anambra Vigilance Group (AVG) to Ebubeagu.

Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba who dropped the hint in Awka, said the move was in line with the Southeast Governors’ decision to have a uniformed security outfit in the region.

He said the state already had an efficient Vigilante Group which would need to be restructured ahead of the name change.

He however blamed the delay in changing the name to the prevailing security challenges in the state, adding that the process had b6 forwarded to the state House of Assembly.

He said, “For us, there is no big deal, we have an efficient Anambra Vigilante Group which we intend to restructure and change its name and uniform to Ebubeagu; that’s all.

“The delay in changing the name to Ebubeagu is a mere administrative thing; it’s as a result of the new security challenges we are facing and we are working on that, which is unusual.

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“We have forwarded the processes to the state House of Assembly and when they are through, they are going to change the name and change the uniform.

“It requires some changes in the law establishing and governing it, as regards its operations, maybe we might make one or two adjustments. We are looking into the possibilities of making adjustments to their mode of operation.

“We already have existing personnel; we are only faced with extraordinary security challenges where we are being attacked by outside forces, people that are not indigenes. It is not a normal situation.

“So, we are going to redesign the system with a view to rejig it and give it a proper operational procedure. Once we are through with fine-tuning the modus operandi, we will announce it.

“The security challenge we are facing is only in Ihiala Local Government Area because it borders Imo State and it is where these people have their camp.”

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