Former Presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has slammed South East Governors over the failure to establish a regional security outfit to ensure security and peace within the region.
He expressed that the Eastern Security Network (ESN) was formed because south-east governors failed to create legitimate security outfits to protect residents.
He made this known in a Facebook post on Saturday.
Moghalu also condemned the recent military operation in Orlu, Imo State, which he described as a “traumatic experience” for Orlu residents.
He berated governors of south-east states for the poor security situation adding that people had to seek other means to protect themselves.
“It is an outrage to subject civilian populations to this kind of traumatic experience,” he said.
“Regardless of the reason advanced, the situation does not call for this kind of heavy-handed response.
“This is happening because South-East state Governors, unlike their SW colleagues, failed to set up effective, legitimate security outfits to defend citizens in these states from marauding, violent herdsmen, and bandits. Individuals and groups naturally resorted to self-defense.”