David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says some people who have no interest in the south-east are trying to incite war in the region.
The governor said this on Wednesday when he featured on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’.
On Sunday, governors of the south-east region announced the setup of a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’.
They said the establishment of the outfit is a part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the region.
When asked how Ebube Agu is being communicated to the people to enable them to take ownership of it, Umahi responded that it did not matter to him if it inspires confidence or not.
He said citizens need to be careful because there are some people who are planning to incite war in the south-east.
“The problem of this country is that people will leave their problems and make your problem their problem. But what some of these people are doing is to incite the south-east into war and step aside, and we are not going to buy into that; we’re not going to be deceived again,” he said.
“Whether it inspires confidence or not, it does not matter to me. What matters to me is that our people will be satisfied with our efforts in protecting their lives and property. People must be very careful, and know that there are grand plans by people who have no interest in south-east, to incite them into war and we are wiser than that.”