Breaking: Heavy Security in Asaba As Southern Governors Meet

Breaking: Heavy Security in Asaba As Southern Governors Meet

- Governors from the southern region have gathered in Asaba, Delta state

- The meeting is not unconnected to the continuous attack on policemen and facilities

- Also, the governors will deliberate on the issue of kidnappings in their states

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As criminals continue to attack different people in the southern region, governors have decided to meet to discuss issues affecting their areas.

Based on this, they have all converged in Asaba, the Delta state capital amid heavy security.

Breaking: Heavy security in Asaba as southern governors meet
Southern governors are meeting in Asaba over security situation of the region. Photo: @IAOkowa
Source: Twitter

The Punch reports that security operatives were seen at strategic points in the capital to forestall any unforeseen occurrences.

The road leading to the Government House, the venue of the summit has been barricaded while security at the entrance gate has also been beefed up.

The 17 governors in the southern part of the country under the aegis of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum are expected to be at the meeting.

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According to the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr Olise Ifeajika, all the governors are expected to arrive in the state on Tuesday, May 11, The Guardian added.

He said:

“Yes, we are happy to have them, the meeting will hold in the government house; after the meeting, decisions will be taken and the communique will be read.”

Recall that reported that a divisional police headquarters in Odoro Ikpe in Ini local government area of the Akwa Ibom state had been attacked by gunmen.

Five police officers including the wife of an officer were killed during the attack.

Facilities, vehicles, and other valuables in the building were also reportedly destroyed by the gunmen.

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The spokesperson for the police in the state, Odiko MacDon, confirmed the incident.

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Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) not to hoist its flags in his domain.

This was contained in a statement issued by one of the media aides of the governor, Kelvin Ebiri, and seen by

Ebiri noted that Governor Wike made his stance known when traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality paid him a solidarity visit at Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, May 4.


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