S’East governors establish regional security outfit
Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman South East Governor’s Forum has said the region has formed its regional security outfit to protect lives and properties.
Speaking while hosting Lasisi Adegboye, the 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.
“No one will say that he will not be part of joint security because when people are kidnapped for example in Anambra State, they could be found in Ebonyi.
“So, we need that synergy to work together to give protection to everybody and here in Ebonyi, we are among the first in the federation to start our law on internal security and that is the Neighbourhood Watch and they have fantastically done very well.”