Governors of the South-East states have come to a conclusion to maintain a joint security outfit for the code named Ebube Agu (Wonderful Tiger).
This resolution was made by the governors in a communique during the first south-east security summit which held in Owerri on Sunday.
The communique was presented by Dave Umahi, Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Conference and Ebonyi governor.
The governor’s conference said the joint security outfit would have its headquarters in Enugu to coordinate the vigilance groups in the zone.
They also concluded to set up a committee comprising security personnel, government officials and other relevant stakeholders to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the joint security platform.
While at the meeting, the governors stood firm on their opposition to terrorism and banditry in every part of Nigeria with emphasis to the south-east where some security formations were destroyed.
The governors said they are in support of the government to solving the issue of security in the country and are willing to work closely to fight against crime and terrorism in the South-East zone.