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Friday, 15 September 2017

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, South-East Governors In Closed-Door Meeting Over IPOB & Army Clash

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The South-east governors are currently in a closed-door meeting in Enugu State to deliberate on the recent rising tension between the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People Of Biafra and the Nigerian military in the region.
According to Premium Times, the governors are expected to meet with some leaders of the zone to deliberate and come out with a blueprint on how to address the situation and challenges being posed by Nnamdi Kanu and his group whose campaign for secession of the zone from Nigeria has generated lots of tension in the country.
 
It was gathered that as at the time of filing this report, the chairman of the forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and his Abia State counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu have arrived the Enugu Government House venue of the meeting; where they were welcomed by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
 
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and his Imo counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, have also arrived at the venue. So also is Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
 
It was reported that two days ago, Nnamdi Kanu announced his withdrawal from the meeting citing security reports he got that the Army was planning to ambush and kill him on the way to the meeting.