The security situation in the south-east region is improving, according to a house of representatives ad hoc committee.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Obinna Aguocha, chairman of the committee working with security agencies to end criminal activities in Isuikwuato and Umunneochi LGAs of Abia and other parts of the south-east, said criminal elements are being chased out of the geo-political zone.
He said the committee has been engaging several stakeholders, including Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to generate a “lasting solution” to the insecurity in the south-east.
“As a part of the search for a lasting solution, we have also engaged with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement reads.
“I am happy to announce significant progress in this regard, particularly on the need to put a stop to the Monday sit-at-home that has crippled the economy of the southeast.
“We have interfaced with relevant security agencies and Service Chiefs on the imperative to reduce kidnappings, assassinations, and banditry in the southeast.”
Aguocha commended President Bola Tinubu for showing interest in ending the insecurity in the south-east.
“As we have continued to maintain, it is incumbent upon us to come together, transcending our differences in our search for sustainable solutions that will quell these security threats and pave the way for a brighter future,” he said.
Last month, Aguocha called for the release of Kanu, saying his freedom is necessary for the peace in the south-east.