The South-east Governors Forum says it will seek a political solution to the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) currently in detention.
The governors disclosed this in a communique issued at the end of the forum’s meeting held at the Government House, Enugu on Sunday.
According to them, we are watching with keen interest, the developments with respect to the case of Nnamdi Kanu viz-a-viz the Appeal Court rulings. A political solution is still possible in this circumstance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governors are meeting for the first time this year as they met last in October 2021.
The forum, however, decried the state of insecurity in the region, stating that economic activities have come to a halt in the zone while kidnapping and wanton killing had become the order of the day.
“We call on the Federal Government to come to our aid in providing security in the zone bearing in mind that elections are around the corner.
“We have also agreed to set up a 24-hour Joint Patrol in all major highways within the Southeast, especially during the Christmas season,” the communique said.
The governors, however, denied creating Eastern Security Network (ESN) but jointly formed Ebubeagu and Forest Guards to provide security for the region.
“It is not correct for any person to allude to the fact that South East Governors created ESN.