We Did Not Create ESN -South East Governors

By The Evangelist
October 31, 2022

Governors of the five Eastern states of Nigeria has denied being behind the creation of the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB); Eastern Security Network (ESN).

This is even as the Southeast Governors Forum advised the Federal government to adopt political solution in dealing with the case it has with the leader of the IPOB, Nazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Southeast governors while decring the spate of insecurity in the region, lamented that the economic life and activities of the region has come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killing have become the order of the day.

They called on the federal government to come to the aid of the zone by providing security in the zone, bearing in mind that elections were around the corner.

The governors in response to the growing insecurity in the region, agreed to set up a 24-hour Joint Patrol in all major highways within the Southeast, especially during the coming Christmas season.

Furthermore, they commended the states and the federal Gyovernment on efforts to alleviate the sufferings of victims of the recent flood menace in the some state of the country and hope that there would be a long term solution in tackling the flood menace in the country.

The governors agreed also to put funds together to further assist the victims of flooding in five states in the southeast, adding “we, also plead with the federal government to please initiate action in the dredging of rivers in the southeast, to ameliorate the destruction of houses, farmlands and properties.

“We request the federal government to come to the aid of the victims in terms of rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons.

“South East Governors Forum jointly formed Ebubeagu and Forest Guards not ESN. So, it is not correct for any person to allude to fact that South East Governors created ESN.

“South East Governors are watching with keen interest, the developments with respect to the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu viz-a-viz the Court rulings.

“However, we believe that a political solution is still possible in this circumstance,” read part of communique issued at the end of the meeting by the governors in Enugu on Sunday.

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