A social-cultural organization, the HeartBeat Professionals Association, has called on the governors in the south-south region to set up realistic modalities urgently to address the recent hostilities across the region.
The group made the appeal yesterday in a communique signed by its President Mr. Ikponmwosa Egharevba.
The statement read “In view of the recent hostility across the South-South in relation to the herdsmen and farmers issue, it is now imminent for the 6 South-South governors to jointly provide a workable solution such as the creation of a vigilante security network comparable to the South-West ‘Amotekun’ and the South-East ‘Eastern Security Network’.
“To restore peace and tranquility to the region, the South-South Vigilante will partner with other security forces. This has become imperative due to recent developments in most Edo forests and federal roads leading to the other southern states, where many people are killed, raped, and kidnapped for ransom.
“It is crucial that the south-south governors respond quickly to this growing security challenge in the region by leveraging on their cordial relationships to build a long-term solution to the current challenges facing the region and Nigeria as a whole.