- Governors of the southeast region are meeting with leaders of religious groups, traditional and sociocultural institutions
- The governors are currently having talks on the security situation in the region at the Government House, Enugu state
- Governors present at the security meeting include David Umahi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and Okezie Ikpeazu
A report by The Cable indicates that southeast governors are currently in a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu state.
The governors are expected to hold discussions with leaders of religious groups, traditional and socio-cultural institutions in the zone.
As of the time of this report, details of the meeting had not been made known, but it might not be unconnected to the worsening security situation in the zone.
Others are Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, and Deputy Governor of Imo, Placid Njoku.
This development is coming hours after the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Omuma in Oru East Local government area, was torched by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in killing a security officer.
The invaders in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor's house.
The horrible incident was confirmed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Imo state government reacted to the attack on the residence of Governor Uzodinma on Saturday, Governor 24.
The state commissioner for information and strategy, hours after the attack claimed that the move against the governor's property might be politically motivated.
Emelumba that the gunmen, about 15 in number, stormed the home town of Uzodinma in three vehicles accompanied by a truckload of tyres.
In a related development, the names of politicians sponsoring banditry in Nigeria should be published. This is the message of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state to security agencies like the police and DSS.
The governor made this declaration after he met President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. Speaking on the recent attack on federal prison and police headqauters in Owerri, Uzordimma said about 50 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks.