The Governors of the five states in the South-East met on Monday as part of efforts to tackle the rising spate of insecurity in the region , followed after the incessant attacks that have claimed lives and left several injured in various states in the region, with police stations and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices being the targets in most cases.
The virtual meeting of the south-east governors’ forum, they discussed ways to tackle the security threats in the region and secure the lives of the people.
They pledged to leave no stone unturned in tracking and bringing to justice all those involved in what they described as the armed banditry currently ravaging the South East.
They also sympathised with the families of all those who have lost their lives during the moment of violent hostilities in the region.
They also urged people to exercise restraint and allow the security agencies to continue with their investigations and can also help with reliable information that can help to bring down Bandits.
At the meeting, the governors talked about the killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, by gunmen on Sunday while on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
They thanked their colleagues in the North for their understanding in the face of the killing and agreed to help Hope Uzodinma Imo State Governor, and the security agencies in their efforts to unravel the masterminds of the killing.