Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi says the declaration of the South East as a red zone will deprive the region of federal projects.
Umahi made the remark while inaugurating the new leadership of the South East Traditional Rulers Council, yesterday in Abakiliki, the state capital.
He noted that the insecurity in the zone, occasioned by agitations for self-determination, amounts to self-inflicted injury by the people.
The Governor, stressed that the agitation for secession had been hijacked by criminal elements, hence the need for the acclaimed freedom fighters to critically review the situation.
Recall that Federal Government’s Ministries recently declared the South East as a red zone because of the high wave of insecurity in the area.