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South-East governors to set up regional security network to protect Igbos from external aggression- Governor Uzodinma

Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo State

Governors from the South-East region will reportedly meet in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, where they would discuss and consider modalities to set up a security outfit in the region.

This was revealed by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

According to Uzodinma, the eastern governors had been working to set up the Eastern Security Network, but the name was hijacked by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The governor noted that they would take a holistic assessment of the security situation in the region and determine the best solution to tackle the issue, including the mayhem caused by the IPOB-led ESN.

“In the next couple of weeks, governors of the Southeast will hold a security summit in Owerri with a view to fashioning out modalities for setting up a security outfit for our region. We will hold an elaborate discussion with a view to finding a lasting solution and to complement the work of security agents in the country.

“It’s necessary for every zone to be vigilant and have a security outfit, especially with the present situation we have in this country. We cannot lose fate with the management of security in our region and at the same time, we must be careful in the way we go about it.

“southeast governors tried to set up the Eastern Security Network by working with Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The attorneys-general of the five southeastern states have already anchored a report on it and before we know it, IPOB hijacked the name and started using it to commit crime.

“That arrangement has not stopped. We are trying to take a review. We will come up with an outfit that will be lasting. We don’t want to do things because others have done it or be copycats. There are permutations and we must defend our people and ensure that there is no external aggression.

“It’s not failure of government because the primary responsibility of government is to protect the lives and property of the people.”

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