Ebonyi State Governor, Mr Dave Umahi has said bandits are responsible for attacks in the South-East, but accuse the Eastern Security Network, ESN, operated by the Indigenous People of Biafra of being the masterminds.
Governor Umahi however said the Governors of the South-East will not back illegality in any form, but will operate within the context of the Law.
He also said the regional security outfit, ‘Ebubeagu’, recently launched by the South-East Governors was not formed in a hurry, adding that the only recognised security outfit in the region is ‘Ebubeagu’.
The Governor spoke on Wednesday while featuring on a Television programme monitored by Newsmen.
He said ‘Ebubeagu’ was formed to protect the lives of everyone in the South-East; blaming some Politicians for the insecurity in the Country.