South East governors set up a committee to investigate Army/IPOB clash

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The South-East Governors’ Forum has set-up a seven man committee to investigate the recent clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia State.

In a statement on Tuesday, the forum’s Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Michael Udah, said the committee was expected to submit its report during the forum’s meeting scheduled friday this week.

Although, Mr. Udah did not mention the leader of the committee, he however said that it was set-up to proffer lasting solution to such problems and forestall future occurrence.

“Reports in the social media that the governors condemned the alleged attack on IPOB members are false, but instead, the South East governors are working assiduously to bring lasting peace and stability to the zone.

“I did not tell any medium on the social and print media that the governors condemned the incident as they would soon meet to review the situation,” he said.

The forum spokesman said that the governors were consulting with relevant stakeholders in the zone including the military to ensure clarity of positions.

“I urge my colleagues in the media to exercise decorum in their reportage to avoid the creation of false and embarrassing impressions about sensitive national issues,” Mr. Udah concluded in the statement.

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