As part of efforts to give legal backing to the joint security outfit for the South East region, EBUBEAGU, Governors in the region have directed the amendment of states laws for the new security apparatus.
In a bid to forestall the rising insecurity in the region, Governors, traditional and religious leaders on Sunday made this move as they reiterated support for the adoption of EBUBEAGU as the joint security outfit for the region.
This information was disclosed in a communique issued at the end of a meeting which held at the Enugu State government house where religious leaders, traditional leaders and the leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, were present.
According to the statement, the newly established security outfit of the region will work closely with security agencies to restore peace in the affected states, while an advisory board will also be set up for the security outfit.
The communique also directed the Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the states in the zone to amend existing state laws in order to give legal backing to the joint security outfit.
However, the forum also directed Ohaneze Ndigbo President to immediately form two committees to be known as; South-East Peace and Reconciliation Committee and the Strategy and Welfare Committee.
While condemning the recent attacks on the country, especially in the South East, the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma urged the federal government to “fish out the perpetrators and ensure their prosecution”.
The governors also insisted on the ban on open grazing in the region, and agreed “on the implementation of various EndSARS youth empowerment programmes as soon as possible”.