Security Concerns: South West Geopolitical Summit Hosted In Ibadan, On The Heels Of South East Meeting

The Oasis Reporters

September 2, 2019

As Makinde Meets IGP Adamu

From left, Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde; FPPRO, DCP Frank Mba; Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni (rtd) and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu during a South-West Geopolitical Zone Security Summit held at International Conference Center University of Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo state Government

The South West Geopolitical Security Summit recently held in Ibadan, and this comes on the heels of a South East Governor’s forum with security chiefs which ended last week. The entire thread of them all rests on the theme of hopelessness and helplessness felt by leaders and people of the entire South as they sought solutions to the myriad of kidnappings and killings that has disrupted the peace in the South.

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde was in a no holds barred meeting with FPPRO, DCP Frank Mba; Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni (rtd) and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar at International Conference Center University of Ibadan.

According to a communiqué issued at the end of the security meeting held in regional capital, Enugu, it was resolved that:

1. Enugu airport would be re-opened in December 2019 after due renovation.
2. Joint air patrols to flush out bandits in all the forests in southeast would be embarked upon.
3. No more foot movement of cattle and herdsmen from one state to another would be permitted.
4. No more foot movement of cattle from community to another across farmlands.
5. Any cattle herder with gun or machete will be arrested.
6. Southeast governors never invited the army nor requested for Operation Python dance in the region.
7. Adequate security to be provided along the routes to Owerri airport where flights have been diverted, due to the closure of Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu.
8. Southeast governors to meet with Mr President.
9. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was commended for establishing Forest guards, as other states were asked
to take a cue from Enugu state govt and establish forest guards.

Greg Abolo

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