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Insecurity: Ohaneze president, monarchs walk out as IGP meets South-East governors

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, is currently in a closed-door meeting with governors of the South-East at the Government House, Enugu.

In attendance in the meeting, which started about 10am, are Governors of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu; Ebonyi, Dave Umahi; Anambra, Willie Obiano; and the host, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

The Imo State governor was represented by his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku.

Also in attendance is the Commissioner of Police in Enugu, Mr Abdulrahaman Ahmad.

Newsmen report that the IGP is in the state for the South-East Security Summit holding in Enugu.

Newsmen further report that the closed-door meeting was still ongoing, while invited guests including royal fathers, members of the clergy, Ohaneze Ndigbo and security agencies were left at the venue of the event.

However, some of the dignitaries at the event including traditional rulers and the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, staged a walkout in protest of keeping them waiting without any information.

Prior to the walkout, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese of Anglican Communion, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, had addressed the audience.

Chukwuma, in his speech, said that it was unfair for the governors of the zone to treat them with contempt, adding that such would not happen elsewhere.

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