The details of the meeting of the Governors of the five South East States that took place on Thursday in Enugu State have emerged.
The details of the meeting was made known in a communique read by the new chairman of the Forum and Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma.
According to the communique, the governors have resolved to individually and collectively deal with perpetrators and sponsors of insecurity in the region.
The communique, read by the new chairman of the Forum and Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, said the perpetrators and their sponsors were criminals and should not be seen as legitimate agitators.
Gists9ja reports that it was also the first meeting since Uzodimma emerged as the forum’s chairman.
Uzodimma said upon the arrest of those criminals, they would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
The governors from the five states were present at the meeting, including Charles Soludo of Anambra, Alex Otti of Abia, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi and the host governor, Peter Mbah of Enugu.
“We wish to state categorically that the perpetrators of the insecurity in our region and their sponsors are criminals and should not be seen as legitimate agitators,” he said.
Uzodinma added that the forum resolved to fight insecurity decisively in the region in partnership with the federal government and other stakeholders.
He further commended the security agencies’ cooperation and encouraged them not to relent.
The chairman of the Forum added that the forum resolved to hold a security and economic summit on a date to be announced.