South East governor have been urged to demand the deployment of northern security chiefs from the South East in order to effectively address the influx of persons to the zone, in spite of Federal Government ban on interstate travels.
His Grace, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province made the call in reaction to reports of many trucks taking hundreds of northerners to the Southern part of the country, mainly the South East in disobedience to the restriction placed on interstate travels through the order of the president.
The top cleric questioned why should truck drivers hide dozens of Almajiris, jobless underage and unskilled youths inside trucks conveying live stocks, food stocks and other materials passing all the borders and check points in the north before smuggling them into the southeast.
According to him, there must be a hidden agenda for the act and insisted that the northern security chiefs made it easy for the trucks conveying the Almajiris to pass all the borders, all the check points from the North to Southeast unchecked.
“It is time for the South East Governors to demand that Security Chiefs in their Zone should not be Northerners,” he said.