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SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS & LEADERS SUPPORT THE AGITATION FOR RESTRUCTURING & STATE POLICE

The South East Governors and other leaders from the region threw their weight behind the agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria and the establishment of state police.

“The meeting is in support of restructuring, the setting up of state police and other national issues as discussed in the last NEC meeting,” Governor Umahi said.

He added, “South East Governors agreed on the implementation of various #EndSARS youth empowerment programmes in the South-east states as soon as possible”.

The meeting also backed the banning of open grazing in the different states in the region, and urged security agencies and local vigilantes to enforce the ban.

The meeting directed the president of the Ohaneze Ndigbo to immediately form a peace and reconciliation committee to engage the people of the region “for the peace and security of our people and her visitors”, as well as a Strategy and Welfare Committee “to engage and protect our people, especially those who are being unfairly treated”.

The two committees, the meeting said, must become functional “within the next 10 days.”

The CAN Chairman South East region, Mr Okafor, said the influential religious group was ready to partner Ohaneze Ndigbo for the peace and stability of the South-east.

“We believe in peace, we preach peace and reconciliation and we will do our best to reconcile our people who have been offended,” he said.

Apart from the South-east, the South-south region has also come under tremendous security challenges, especially with similar attacks on police facilities.

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