South-East Governors Probe Army-IPOB Clash

From left:  Gov. Rochas Okorocha of  Imo, Gov. 
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, 
Willie Obiano of Anambra and Okezie Ipkeazu of Abia addressing 
newsmen after South-East Governors Forum in Enugu State 
on Sunday (2/7/17).
03269 /2/7/2017/Mike Agada/OTU/NAN
From left: Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, Willie Obiano of Anambra and Okezie Ipkeazu of Abia addressing newsmen after South-East Governors Forum in Enugu State on Sunday (2/7/17). 03269 /2/7/2017/Mike Agada/OTU/NAN

The South-East Governors’ Forum has set-up a seven-member committee to investigate the recent clash between the Nigerian Army and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) members in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

The forum’s Director of Media and Communications, Michael Udah, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the committee was expected to submit its report during the forum’s meeting scheduled for September 15.

Mr. Udah did not mention the leader of the committee, but said that it was set-up to proffer lasting solutions to such problems and forestall future occurrences.

“Reports in the social media that the governors condemned the alleged attack on IPOB members are false, but instead, they are working assiduously to bring lasting peace and stability to the zone.

“I did not tell any medium on the social and print media that the governors condemned the incident as they would soon meet to review the situation,” he said.

Mr. Udah said that the governors were consulting with relevant stakeholders in the zone including the military to ensure clarity of positions.

“I urge my colleagues in the media to exercise decorum in their reportage to avoid creation of false and embarrassing impressions about sensitive national issues,” Mr. Udah said.

Men of the Nigerian Army and members of IPOB had on Sunday clashed in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, the home town of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Oyegoke Gbadamosi, had explained that the troops of 145 Battalion were carrying out a “Show of Force” near Mr. Kanu’s residence when IPOB members blocked them and they (soldiers) fired shots in the air to disperse them.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:DIABETES Is CURABLE! Don't Let It Threaten You! To NORMALIZE Your Blood Sugar In 21Days For Life, Click Here!!!.


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • tundemash

    No gov has the power to restrain the military from protecting every inch of the Nigerian land !

    • AFRICANER

      One day, you and your primitive people will be defeated, and made irrelevant. Watch.

      It’s a task that MUST be done. The civilized world cannot allow this small Muslim terrorism to continue.

      An organised Christian response will take care of you people. It’s never been done.

    • Julius

      No mind dem,that’s what kanu is bringing to their door-step. I dare say this is the beginning.

  • Agba

    The SOUTH EAST govs are involved in this saga,all this is to save their face,but all the gov will pay for this in kind,because Nnamdi Kanu is telling his people the truth,only their thief elite against him,INA OLUWA A JO GBOGBO WON LAIPE AMIN.