Governors of the South-East have reiterated their support for the establishment of State Police following the current security challenges in parts of the country.

The South-East Governor’s Forum stated this on Sunday through its Chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who read a communique issued at the end of their security meeting with opinion leaders in the zone in Enugu.

The governor said the forum had set up a committee to work out acceptable modalities on how state policing will work and would submit the same to the National Economic Council.

Umahi said the Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice were directed to amend existing state laws to give legal backing to the joint security outfit, Ebube Agu.

He said the meeting also resolved to implement the various youth empowerment programmes occasioned by the #ENDSARS protest in the region.

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