The South-East Governors have directed the Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo to set up a committee that will address “unfair treatment” of Igbos.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the a communique was issued after the Governors of the South-East region met on Sunday April 25 in Enugu State.
In the communique, the Governors told the apex Igbo socio-cultural group to create a peace and reconciliation committee to engage Igbo people for peace and security in the region including their visitors.
The communique read;
“South-east governors and leaders re-stated the adoption of a common joint security outfit called ‘Ebube Agu’, with her regional headquarters in Enugu. ‘Ebube Agu’ will work with the police and other security agencies in her operations to protect lives and property in south-east.
“We agreed on the structure and operational modalities of ‘Ebube Agu’ and to set up an advisory board for the security outfit. The honourable attorney-generals and commissioners for justice of the south-east states have been directed to work with the joint security committee to come up with the amendment of the existing state laws to reflect the new ‘Ebube Agu’ outfit.
“The meeting directed Ohaneze Ndigbo president to immediately form two committees: South-east peace and reconciliation committee to engage our people for the peace and security of our people and her visitors; strategy and welfare committee to engage and protect our people, especially those who are being unfairly treated.
“These committees must become functional within the next 10 days from this date.”