The south-east governors have told IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu that confrontation is not the way go about his agitation for a state of Biafra.
The Igbo governor met with Kanu in Enugu on Wednesday and told him his demands must not be absolute.
The two-and-a-half-hour meeting also resolved to engage the entire leadership of IPOB in further dialogue to address their demands.
Kanu arrived Enugu Government House around 1.30 p.m. in the company of a constitutional lawyer, Ben Nwabueze, who is also the leader of Igbo Leaders of Thought,
ILT, and Eliot Uko, deputy secretary of ILT.
The Chairman of the South-east Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi; Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; and Anambra Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, were present at the meeting.
The Imo and Abia governors, Rochas Okorocha and Okezie Ikpeazu, were said to have travelled outside the county.
Umahi read the communiqué after the meeting.
The federal government is planning to re-arrest Kanu on alleged violations of his bail condition.
The separatist leader has been charged with treasonable offences.