In a related development, the South-East Governors’ Forum has set-up a seven-member committee to investigate the recent clash between the Nigerian Army and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) members in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
The forum’s Director of Media and Communications, Michael Udah, in a statement issued today, said the committee is expected to submit its report during the forum’s meeting scheduled for September fifteenth. Udah did not mention the leader of the committee, but said that it was set-up to proffer lasting solutions to such problems and forestall future occurrences.
He also said that the governors are consulting with relevant stakeholders in the zone including the military to ensure clarity of positions. Men of the Nigerian Army and members of IPOB had on Sunday clashed in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, the home town of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.