INSECURITY: What Southern Governors discussed in Asaba


FOLLOWING the worrisome spate of insecurity in Nigeria, stakeholders across the country have been concerned and meeting on how to proffer solutions to the daunting security challenges facing the nation.

Governors in the South under the aegis of Southern Governors Forum, which reconvened virtually last week after the group went into comatose several years ago, met in Asaba on Tuesday.

Several police formations have been attacked and policemen killed in the last few weeks across the country, especially in Akwa-Ibom, Imo, Anambra, and others in the Southern part of Nigeria. It was confirmed on Monday that the residence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari in Aso Rock was attacked on Sunday night by hoodlums. Suffice to say that the peace and security of the country is under serious threat.

The Asaba meeting which lasted for over four hours was attended by 15 out of the 17 Governors in the region and far-reaching decisions were reached aimed at tackling the deteriorating security situation in the country before it results in full-blown anarchy.

The Governors who appeared to be disturbed with the impending anarchy started arriving at the Delta State Government House around 11 am for the meeting which commenced around 12 noon and ended some minutes past 4 pm. They, however, went for lunch at about 2:48 pm in their host Governor’s (Dr Ifeanyi Okowa) Lodge and returned for the meeting at about 3 pm.



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