The South-South governors forum of Nigeria is set to launch a new regional security outfit to tackle the rising insecurity.
This is coming months after the South-East and South-West governors launched regional security outfits.
In a statement signed by the South-South leaders’ chairman, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said, “Bearing in mind that most of the BRACED states have established their state security’s organs, we approved the regional security architecture, which will be launched very soon.”
The decision to establish a security outfit was part of the resolution reached at the end of their meeting held on Monday at Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
This development came months after the South-East governors established a security outfit for the region, soon after launching of the South-West regional security outfit named Amotekun.
The security outfits were established as the agitation for state police heightened amidst wanton security crises across the country.
By Doris Israel Ijeoma