One of the first reactions to the formation of Ebubeagu was from IPOB which warned youths in the area not to join the security outfit or risk death, insisting that ESN was enough to protect the Igbo land.
Meanwhile, Major-General Obi Umahi (retd), the chairman of the South-East Security Committee, charged to draft a framework for the establishment of Ebubeagu, recently resigned his appointment, citing lack of support from the governors who established the outfit.
The Commissioner for Internal Security, Peace and Border Resolution in Ebonyi State, Stanley Emegha, in an chathe with newsmen recently confirmed that the Ebubeagu security outfit was yet to be officially launched in the region.
Emegha noted that the official launch of the outfit would be done in all the states of the South-East.
“The Ebubeagu security outfit has not been launched, so wait until it is launched. And Ebonyi State will not be the first. It is going to be launched in all the states of the South-East,” he said.