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Insecurity: South East Governors, Leaders Meet In Enugu



South-East governors and leaders are currently in an emergency meeting at the Government House, Enugu, to discuss the worsening insecurity in the region.

Naija News reports that the meeting is being presided by the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi.

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, religious leaders, political leaders and traditional rulers are also present at the meeting.

Governors physically present at the meeting include Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

Earlier, Governor Ugwuanyi had welcomed his colleagues to the state, expressing hope that the leaders would find a solution to the killings and violence in the zone.

Recall that Umahi had in a statement on Monday called the meeting to reach some decisions to salvage the region that is presently battling with the high rate of insecurity.

He appealed to his colleagues to be physically present at the all-important meeting and not send representatives.

He wrote: “Your Excellencies and our highly esteemed leaders, in consultation with our Governors and President of Ohanaeze Worldwide, where a decision for an urgent meeting to be called was reached, may I, therefore, invite you for an emergency meeting of Southeast Governors, some leaders of Ohanaeze, some of our political leaders, some of our religious leaders and some of our traditional leaders.

“Our leaders begged that I request all Governors of Southeast to please be present at the time and not on representative capacity so that together we should reach some decisions to salvage our region that is presently battling with a high rate of insecurity.

“May I, therefore, request that you please endeavour to attend this meeting for the sake of Ndigbo.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.