Following the success of Operation Amotekun, initiated by south-west governors, their south-east counterparts, on Wednesday, began moves to launch another regional security outfit in the eastern part of the country.
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Tuesday, dropped the hints in his capacity as the chairman of the south-east governors.
The governor stressed the need to form the outfit in a bid to ensure adequate security in the zone.
“Every region has their own peculiarities and we have formed our own joint security taskforce and we have written to Federal Government and we are putting things together because we had a joint meeting with all the Service chiefs and the GOC.
“So, we discussed and agreed on what we need to do to continue to give safety to our people in Southeast.
“No one will say that he will not be part of the joint security because when people are kidnapped, for example, in Anambra State, they could be found in Ebonyi.
“So, we need that synergy to work together to give protection to everybody and here in Ebonyi, we are among the first in the federation to start our law on internal security and that is the Neighbouhood Watch and they have fantastically done very well.
“I am happy that the police, the army, the DSS are not ashamed to proclaim that our Neighbouhood Security Watch has done very well,” the governor stated.