David Umahi, chairman of the south-east governors’ forum, says the region has formed its regional security outfit to protect lives and properties.
This is coming less than a month after governors in the south-west launched Amotekun, a regional security outfit.
Speaking while hosting Lasisi Adegboye, general officer commanding 82 division of the Nigerian army, in Abakaliki, the state capital, the governor said the forum has written to the federal government on the outfit.
“Every region has their own peculiarities and we have formed our own joint security task force and we have written to the federal government and we are putting things together because we had a joint meeting with all the service chiefs and the then GOC,” Umahi said.
“So, we discussed and agreed on what we need to do to continue to give safety to our people in the south-east. Cable
Pix: South East governors discussing the security situation in Nigeria