Governor David Umahi of Edo state has hinted that southeast is planning to launch it’s own security outfit, such as southwest’s AMOTEKUN
Umahi said the creation of the outfit is at the end stage of planning to ensure it kicks off with effective operation.
Umahi, who chairs the south east governors’ forum, said this on Wednesday, January 29, when he met with Major General Lasisi Adegboye, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Daily Sun reports that Engineer Umahi lamented incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen on parts of the south east and said the security agency is partly created to tackle this and ensure peace in the zone.
Umahi said the zone’s governors had informed the country’s central authorities about the move to create the security agency.
The report, however, said Umahi did not mention the name of the new security outfit being created.
The report quoted Umahi as saying each region of the country has its own special challenge adding that the south east zone had formed a joint task force.
“We are putting things together because we had a joint meeting with all the service chiefs and the GOC.
“So, we discussed and agreed on what we need to do to continue to give safety to our people in south east,” Engineer Umahi maintained.
He added that everyone would be involved on the security outfit being unveiled because each state in the region plays a vital role to its success.