The five governors of the South East States met today in Owerri, the Imo State capital to deliberate on rising security challenges in the region. The governors according to sources that preferred not to be mentioned have been having discussions since the attacks on security agents across the region escalated but have been unable to agree to have a joint meeting until the events of Easter Monday in Owerri. The meeting is expected to discuss issues of insecurity and how security can be improved in the region.
It could be recalled that the region has been at the receiving end of attacks on security infrastructure over the last two months which culminated in the attack on prison facility in Owerri during the Easter holidays. Also, different police stations across the south-east have also come under attack by gunmen in recent weeks. At least four naval officers were said to have been killed in Anambra state in March.
While the Police accused members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being behind the attacks, the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma said disgruntled politicians were behind the attacks.