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South East Governors to Set Up Joint Highway Patrol Network

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Governors of South East Nigeria will be setting up a 24-hour joint patrol team to monitor the major highways in the region.

The team is expected to be set up before Christmas and its duty is to ensure security.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the governors in Enugu on Sunday.

Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi read a communique at the end of the meeting. He said the governors deliberated on the insecurity in the South East.

“Our economic activities have come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killing have become the order of the day,” he pointed out.

“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.”

The governors also pledged to set up a fund from which to assist the victims of the recent flooding that has displaced thousands in the region.

In addition, they request the federal government to help in the rehabilitation of the displaced persons.

They also requested the dredging of rivers in the South East by the federal government.

The governors said they were monitoring the court case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and were hopeful of a “political solution” to the case.

They, however, dissociated themselves from the armed Eastern Security Network formed by IPOB.


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