Chairman of the South-South governor’s forum and the governor of Delta State says “No move has been made to set up security Architecture outfit in the region just like the Operation Amotekun in the west and Ogbunigwe in the East.
The Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Olise Ifeajika, said the South-South governors were in favour of community policing instead of the force operations
He said, “No move has been made to set up such an outfit in the region. If any move has been made, I’m not aware of it. But to the best of my knowledge no move has been made. “As I said before, community policing is the answer to the criminal.”
Amotekun was set up by South-West governors to check insecurity in the zone.
A group in the North recently launched Shege-Ka-Fasa aimed at complementing the efforts of the police and other statutory security agencies to tackle insecurity in the region but some northern governors have since dissociated themselves from the initiative.
And in the east the eastern Governors forum is putting finishing touches to agree with the Nigerian Police On the modus Oparandi of operation Ogbunigwe.
The south south is made up of Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Delta states who are yet to meet to consider a joint security outfit in the South-South.
Although Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike made efforts to establish the Neighbourhoods Watch for the state, it is not clear if he is planning to mobilize his colleagues in the South-South on the way forward as far as security of the region is concerned.