Political gladiators in the southeastern region of the country including governors have recently met to deliberate on issues affecting the region. One of the core factors that dominated their discussion was the concerns about the increasing rate of violent attacks by unknown gunmen in the region. Part of the resolution put forward was the revival of the Ebubeagu, which is a regional security outfit operating the region. The continuous attack on people and destruction of properties is affecting the economic growth and development of the southeastern part of the country.
The governors laid down their concerns regarding the situation which is attracting negative reactions, especially across social media platforms. The alleged Stay-at-home order imposed by the proscribed Eastern Security Network is fuelling the disruption of businesses and low revenue turnout for the southeastern states. If this continues, it will cast a huge negative impact on the economic stability of the region.
Governors as political leaders of the region have a significant role to play in the restoration of law and order. This prompted the recent meeting to deliberate on measures to be taken. The executive governor of Anambra State, Mr Willie Obiano has yesterday paid a visit to Mr president regarding the same security challenges. It was after he met with the president that the governor explained that the federal government is not considering the imposition of emergency rule in the state.
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This has further debunked the rumours going on across social media platforms about the federal government's decision. Collaboration between state governors and the federal government is a necessary tool toward achieving peace and unity in the region. The general public must support the Nigerian security forces with relevant information that will be useful in conducting a proper investigation to uncover the hideouts and locations of hoodlums terrorising the region.
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