Governors in the South-East area, on Sunday expressed concern about the region’s rising insecurity and seek to address the trend by establishing a cooperative highway patrol.
The governors included this in their resolution following their meeting on Sunday in Enugu State.
In a communique after the meeting, the governors said, “South East Governors decried the state of insecurity in the region. Our economic activities have come to a halt while kidnapping and wanton killing have become the order of the day.
“South East Governors call on the Federal Government to come to our aid in providing security in the Zone bearing in mind that elections are around the corner.
“Meanwhile, South East Governors have agreed to set up a 24-hour Joint Patrol on all major highways within the South East, especially during the Christmas season.”
Those at the meeting in Enugu State include governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.