SOUTH-EAST: Monarchs, religious leaders blame presidency, govs for rising insecurity


Southeast insecurity

Nigeria democracy

Say they’ve shunned dialogue with us for three months

By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor

SOUTH-EAST traditional rulers and religious leaders have blamed the Presidency and governors of the five South-East states for the escalating wave of insecurity in the zone.

According to them, the presidency and the governors have shied away from having a dialogue with the traditional and religious leaders on the issue in the last three months.

Dissecting the Presidency’s handling of insecurity in the zone, the leaders in a joint statement on the banner of South-East Council of Traditional Rulers and Representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops, urged the President and governors “to grant audience as requested so that all hands can be on deck towards restoring peace and security in the region while improving the welfare of its citizenry.”

The statement was signed by HM Igwe Charles Mkpuma Chairman, Ebonyi State Traditional. Rulers Council & Chairman, South-East…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper