SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS DECRY HIGH LEVEL OF INSECURITY IN THE ZONE.
The South East Governors have decried the state of insecurity in the region.
The Governors in a communiqué at the end of their meeting yesterday at Government House Enugu noted that the economic activities in the Zone have come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killings have also became the order of the day.
They therefore called on the Federal Government to come to their aid in providing security in the Zone as elections are around the corner.
The Governors however, agreed to set up a twenty-four hour joint patrol in all major highways within the South East region, especially during the yuletide.
On the recent flood menace in some parts of the country, the South East Governors commended States and Federal Government on their efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the victims and stressed the need for long term solution.
The Governors who agreed to further assist the flood victims in the five States of the Zone also appealed to the Federal Government to initiate action in the dredging of rivers in the South East to ameliorate the destruction of houses, farmlands and property.
They requested the Federal Government to also come to the aid of the victims in terms of rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons.
The South East Governors disclosed that they jointly formed Ebubeagu and Forest Guard and not Eastern Security Network (ESN).
On Nnamdi Kanu, the Governor’s said that they are watching with keen interest, the developments with respect to the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the court rulings while expressing optimism that a political solution is still possible in the circumstance.