Southeast Governors to seek legal framework backing security outfits in Igbo land

Southeast Governors to seek legal framework backing security outfits in Igbo land
By Larry Onwuta
The governors of the Southeast region of Nigeria have concluded plans to approach their various houses of Assembly towards enacting a law backing up the South East Security Programme with a name to the outfit
The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Chief David Nweze Umahi said in communique issued after a crucial meeting held at the government house Enugu that the
Forum had taken briefing from the Chairman of South East Joint Security Committee and were satisfied with all the arrangement that would ensure the legality of security program  in the zone.
It could be recalled that the South East Governors had formed their South East Joint Security on July 28, 2019 and inaugurated her Committee on Joint Security on the 31 of August, 2019.
Umahi said, “Forum had written the Federal Government in this respect and at an appropriate time we shall be inviting the Federal Government to note the details of our Joint Security Programme”.
“We wish to assure our people that we have our State Vigilante and the Forest Guards in all the South East States, who work with secupeoppejagencies daily in our various Communities for protection of lives and property”.
“We, again, assure our people that the protection of their lives and property is paramount to us and we are committed to just doing that”.
“We thank Ohaneze Ndi Igbo for visiting us in our meeting, today, as we note all the useful advice given to the Forum. We pledge to work with them for the benefit of our people” the chairman stated.
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