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South East governors move to launch security network


The strong speculation going viral that the southeast governors would soon unveil the much-awaited joint security network for the zone has become the talk of the town recently. Anyways, it’s not a surprise owing to the critical security challenge facing the country.

Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi recently informed newsmen in Abakaliki, after a virtual meeting which was attended by the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and the Chairman of the South East Security Committee, Obi Umahi, among other leaders of the zone, that the name of the region’s security network would be unveiled in their next meeting.
The Chairman of the South East Security Committee, Obi Umahi also informed that as soon as the name of the security outfit is made known, governments of the five states in the zone would be mandated to proceed to their various Houses of Assembly with a bill that would give legal backing to the initiative. The incessant kidnap, rape, robbery, and banditry among other security breaches that have enveloped the country for some time now have necessitated this.

Many agree that the people of South East, whose zone had not been spared the ugly experience from the herdsmen and other criminals, are taking the right decision by initiating a local security outfit to deal with the situation.

Following the precedence by the South West, the people of the southeast had cried out and urged their governors to save them from intruders who had made life miserable for them in their ancestral homes. It was in response to the yearnings of the people that governors of the five states in the southeast under the chairmanship of the Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, resolved to establish a security network for the region.

Wide speculations revealed that the initiators or facilitators should copy the Amotekun model in the South West. Though Gov Umahi claimed that the South West copied the Easterners. According to him, they went ahead because can see that they have gone far ahead of us because we were foot-dragging.