The Southeast Governors Forum will hold its scheduled meeting on Friday to discuss the face-off between the Nigerian Army and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba and Umuahia, Abia state.
Mike Udah, the Director of Media and Communication of the forum’s secretariat, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abakaliki.
Udah said he had not received any contrary information, even as IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu had indicated in media reports that he would not attend the meeting.
”I have not received any contrary information from my superiors on the convening of the meeting due to Kanu’s reported absence.
”The Southeast governors are desirous to ensure that such an incident does not re-occur and bring lasting peace in the zone,” he said.
Udah also denied some media reports that the governors condemned army’s invasion of both towns, which portrayed them as being against the Federal Government.
He, however, said the governors were consulting with relevant stakeholders, including the military hierarchy, to permanently resolve the issue.