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151432Z Nov 04
UNCLAS LAGOS 002288
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KDEM NI SUBJECT: ANAMBRA STATE REMAINS QUIET; NGIGE AND UBA MEET IN ABUJA
REF: LAGOS 2277
1. Anambra State remained quiet over the weekend following the violence of last Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, November 12, President Obasanjo convened an emergency meeting. As a result of the meeting, according to press reports, additional police were sent to Anambra and Governor Chris Ngige's police security detail was partially restored.
2. Another outcome of the meeting was the establishment of a committee to seek a lasting solution to the Anambra crisis. Governor Ngige, Chief Chris Uba, and other committee members were set to meet today, with a statement expected this afternoon. Ebonyi State Governor Sam Egwu heads the committee. BROWNE