Elder statesman and Chairman, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Elders Council, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has called for collaboration between the newly floated South-East security outfit codenamed Ebube Agu and the Eastern Security Network to tackle the security challenges in the region.
Iwuanyanwu, a former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Calabar and ex-chairman of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency told Saturday PUNCH in Owerri on Friday that it was imperative for Ebube Agu to share information with the South-West, South-South, and invest heavily in intelligence gathering to stem insecurity in the South-East.
“The elders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo will work towards getting the ESN to work with Ebube Agu because we want a situation where all hands are on deck for as to heave a sigh of relief from bandits and terrorists,” he said.
“People should now begin to plan to defend themselves. We have the Customs and Immigration, yet, people smuggle arms into the country. From the way things are going, I am afraid that we may wake up one morning only to discover that we have no country again to call ours because the situation is gradually getting out of hand now,” he added.
Also, Iwuanyanwu urged the Federal Government to set up a panel of inquiry to ascertain the whereabouts of the Nigerian Air Force plane that recently disappeared during flight and crashed.