Governors and leaders of the southeast geo-political zone have vowed to resist further loss of lives and properties in the zone, in the name of #EndSARS protests, promising to protect every Nigerian resident in the zone.
Rising from a meeting in Enugu yesterday, the five governors of the zone, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, National Assembly members, religious and traditional rulers stated that they were committed to addressing the concerns of youths in the zone, even as they asked the people to move about their legitimate businesses without fear.
They also agreed to set up a relief fund for victims of the protests in the five states.
A communiqué read by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, who is chairman of Southeast Governors’ Forum (SEGF), added: “We sympathise with families of the victims, including the police and other security agencies, of the recent disturbances that followed the #EndSARS agitations.
“The South East will engage our youths to ensure sustainable peace in the South East and a glorious future for our children.”