South East Governors decry cases of insecurity in the zone

South East Governors on Sunday, decried the state of insecurity in the region, saying that the economic activities in the zone have come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killing have become the order of the day.

This was contained in a five- point communique presented at the end of a closed door meeting held in government house, Enugu. The communique presented to newsmen by the chairman of the South East Governors forum, and governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi read:
“The South East Governors Forum congratulated and welcomed His Excellency, the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Prof. Charles Soludo, who was represented by His Deputy, His Excellency, Dr. Onyekachukwu G. Ibezim.

South East Governors decried the state of insecurity in the region. Our economic activities have come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killing have become the order of the day.

South East Governors call on the Federal Government to come to our aid in providing security in the Zone bearing in mind that elections are around the corner.

Meanwhile, South East Governors have agreed to set up a

24-hour Joint Patrol in all major highways within the South

East, especially during the Christmas season.

Ebonyi state Governor and chairman South East Governors Forum , Dave Umahi presenting the communique after the meeting.


We commend the States and the Federal Government on efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of the recent flood menace in the Country. We hope, however, that long term solution is desirable. South East Governors havedecided to put funds together to further assist the victims of flooding in our five States in the South East. We, also plead with the Federal Government to please initiate action in the dredging of rivers in the South East, to ameliorate the destruction of houses, farmlands and properties. We request the Federal Government to come to the aid of the victims in terms of rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons.

South East Governors Forum jointly formed Ebubeagu and Forest Guards not ESN. So, it is not correct for any person to allude to fact that South East Governors created ESN.

South East Governors are watching with keen interest, the developments with respect to the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu viz-a-viz the Court rulings. However, we believe that a political solution is still possible in this circumstance.”

The meeting was attended by Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and Ebonyi State Governor/Chairman of Southeast Governors’ Forum, Engr. David Umahi while the Governors of Anambra and Imo states, Prof. Charles Soludo and Senator Hope Uzodinma were represented by their deputies, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezi and Prof. Placid Njoku, respectively.

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