Police warn hoodlums to steer clear of Anambra guber polls

Nigeria Police

The Anambra State police command has said that it would deal with anybody or group of people who plan to disrupt the November 18, 2017 governorship poll in the state.

The warning followed alleged threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) calling on Anambra people to boycott the election and plots to attack political rallies in the state.

Youths suspected to be members of IPOB had allegedly disrupted a Church function attended by a governorship aspirant in Anambra State on the platform of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Godwin Ezeemo.

But the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Umar Garba, after a meeting with other security agencies, cautioned in a statement that security operatives would descend heavily on any individual or groups that will disrupt public peace in the state under any guise.

“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that some misguided elements have perfected plans to disrupt the relative peace through street protests and to declare that the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November, 2017 will not hold.

“The plans by these misguided elements to cause a breach of public peace in the state are unacceptable and would not be tolerated,” the statement said.

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