NGE expresses concern over insecurity in south east region

NGE expresses concern over insecurity in south east region
NGE expresses concern over insecurity in south east region

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) voiced deep concerns over the increasing lawlessness and general state of insecurity, particularly in the South-East region of Nigeria.

During a Standing Committee meeting held in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, the guild commended the efforts of Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri in improving infrastructure and security within the state.

NGE raises alarm

Eze Anaba, President of the NGE, and Dr. Iyobosa Uwugiaren, General Secretary, jointly issued the statement.

They emphasized that government at all levels bears the primary responsibility for safeguarding lives and property.

They expressed alarm over the prevailing situation in some states, which they viewed as an abdication of this critical responsibility.

The NGE noted that the escalating insecurity in various regions has resulted in the tragic loss of many innocent lives and has adversely impacted social activities and the nation’s economy.

The guild expressed hope that the upcoming security summit scheduled to take place in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, between Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29, would help address these pressing issues.

The summit is expected to involve key stakeholders from the South-East zone.

During their visit to Bayelsa State, the editors acknowledged Governor Douye Diri’s commitment to enhancing security and expanding road infrastructure to connect all local government areas, including those previously inaccessible by road.

The NGE also addressed recent distressing incidents, including the abduction and tragic killing of a reporter from Voice of Nigeria in Zamfara State, Hamisu Danjibga.

They called upon security agencies to thoroughly investigate this matter. Additionally, the guild expressed deep concern about the abduction of 33 individuals, including 24 students from the Federal University, Gusau.

While some have been released, they urged the Federal Government to exert every effort to secure the release of the remaining captives and devise lasting solutions to combat this menace.