South Eastern Governors have stated they never disagreed with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris on the issue community policing.
Chairman of the Forum, Governor David Umahi, stated this in Abakaliki on Wednesday shortly after their regional meeting.
He said they are on the same page with the IG over the implementation of community policing in southeast.
Adding that the zone would engage the services of the various local security apparatus currently existing in their areas.
Umahi explained that the police would be training those selected at the various local government areas of the states while the advisory committee will be headed by His Royal Highness of that community with some stakeholders as members.
He said the meeting was centered on the communiqué issued after the Sunday meeting of Governors and media of Southeast at Enugu.
Umahi noted: “There is no disagreement on community policing at the community level.The IG agreed that the various security apparatus we have at the local government communities will be deployed including the council Chaimen.
“And of course the advisory community will be headed by His Royal Highness of that community with selected stakeholders”.
“The meeting centred on the communiqué we issued after our Sunday meeting of Governors and media of Southeast at Enugu.
“We also agreed that each state pass a similar law which we call southeast security law among other things in corporation with this community policing based on these guidelines”.
Meanwhile, those who attended the meeting were the five eastern governors, the Inspector General of Police, Ohaneze Ndigbo, President General, Ogbonnaya Nwodo and Traditional rulers.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, His Excellency, Jim Nwobodo. General Obi Umahi(rtd) of Southeast security, Engr. Prince Okoye.