Members of the South-South Governors Forum have concluded plans to establish a regional security outfit to tackle criminal activities in the zone.
The Niger Delta governor joined the crusade against insecurity across the country after the success of Operation Amotekun in the South West region.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, the forum’s chairman, while addressing the media in Asaba, the Delta State capital, stressed the need for the zonal security outfit.
At the meeting were the governors of Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States. They mandated the BRACE Commission to work out details of the security outfit.
“Five out of the six state governors of the Sout-South geopolitical region have just finished with our South-South Form’s meeting, where far-reaching decisions were taken. Our colleague the governor of Akwa Ibom was held up in Abuja, so he could not make it. We had a very enriching meeting and a decision was taken concerning the BRACE Commission, which was started about 10 years ago by our colleagues, who were governors before us.
“We have agreed to restart the BRACE Commission and ensure we provide the necessary logistics for it to function properly.
“The commission as established was to help us look into the issues of the regional economy and the need for us to develop our region collectively, instead of working as individual states,” he added.