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South east govs to form regional security as IGP reneges on community police agreement

State governors from the South-East region has resolved to go ahead with the formation of a regional security outfit for the geo-political zone.

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The governors took the decision during their meeting in Enugu yesterday. They said the reason was because the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, reneged on the agreement they had during his last meeting with them in February.

They had earlier resolved the shelve the planned launching of the regional security outfit due to the intervention of the police boss who promised to carry them along during the recruitment of personnel for community policing, among others.

But arising from its meeting yesterday, which had the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in attendance, the chairman of the forum, David Umahi, announced that the governors have directed their various state assemblies to enact a law that will back up the Joint South East Security Programme.

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“The recent communication from the IGP to our governors on community policing composition is not in keeping with the agreement we reached with him during his last visit to the South East,” Umahi said while addressing the press.

“We cannot begin implementation of it until the programme reflects our earlier agreement and the IGP to revert to our initial agreement reached at Enugu,” the Ebonyi governor stressed.

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