- Southeast governors met in Enugu on Sunday, October 30, to deliberate on issues affecting the Igbo-dominated region
- The legal battle revolving around the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and the insecurity in the southeast were said to be on top agenda
- The governor of Ebonyi state and chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Dave Umahi, presided over the meeting
Dave Umahi, Ebonyi state governor who is also the chairman of Southeast Governors Forum, presided over the meeting, according to Vanguard.
Southeast governors' meeting: Nnamdi Kanu makes top agenda
Vanguard reported that the status of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the security crisis in the southeast were on the top agenda at the meeting.
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The Igbo-dominated region has recently become a hotbed of violence which is perpetrated by the "unknown gunmen".
Kanu’s continued detention with the DSS despite the Court of Appeal's verdict to release him from custody and return him to Kenya is also another matter hitting up the zone.
TheCable, however, reported that the reason for the meeting was not yet clear as the governors were yet to issue a statement.
Southeast governors meeting: Nigerians react
EDUSAX commented on Facebook:
"This meeting were long overdue, they think leaving Nnamdi Kanu in DSS dungeon is the best for them???"
Emmanuel Amaga said:
"Their meeting is waste of time, they have nothing to discuss."
Vincent Aluu said:
"It is commendable. They should match the meeting with action by pushing for Kanu's release."
Humphrey De-Anaxy Zodos said:
"Please where's our governor, Prof Soludo, in this meeting? This very important meeting?"
When will Nnamdi Kanu be released?
On Friday, October 28, the appellate court granted the application of the federal government brought before it to stay execution of the judgment till the hearing and determination of the case it filed before the Supreme Court.
This means that Kanu will remain in detention and will not be released by the Department of State Service (DSS) until the decision of the apex court.