Governors of the South-East and opinion leaders in the zone are currently in a closed-door security meeting at the Government House, Enugu State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that leaders of religious groups, traditional and socio-cultural institutions in the area are also part of the meeting.
This is the second security meeting called at the instance of the South-East Governor’s Forum in the last two weeks and might not be unconnected to the worsening security situation in the area.
Recall that in the latest security breach in the region, hoodlums on Saturday attacked the country home of Imo governor, Sen Hope Uzodinma, in Omuma, Orlu, during which part of the building and some vehicles were burnt down.
Already in attendance are Ebonyi governor, David Umahi, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Deputy Governor of Imo, Mr. Placid Njoku.
Others are the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, the President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma.
Others are Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, South-East, former Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, elder statesmen, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu among others.
NAN further reports that the governors of the South-East had during a similar meeting held in Owerri on April 11 floated a joint security outfit code-named ‘Ebube Agu’.