Declare emergency on security, Rivers group urges S/South govs


From Tony John, Port Harcourt

Apex socio-political and socio-economic platform of the Ikwerre nation in Rivers State, Ikwerre People’s Congress (IPC) has raised a red flag over failure of governors of the South-South states to establish a regional security 18 months after what is now referred to as the Asaba Declaration. 

The group, in a statement by its chairman and vice chairman,  Livingstone Wechie and  Innocent  Okocha, respectively, in Port Harcourt, yesterday, accused the South-South governors of being nonchalant towards priority issues that touch security and welfare of the region.

It  charged the governors to wake from slumber and declare a state of emergency in the region’s security with a view to establishing regional security outfit without any further delays to avert any possible attacks such as is experienced in parts of the country.

“It would be recalled that governors of the six states of…

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