Anambra Guber: FG To Declare State Of Emergency To Improve Security Situation

State of emergency
  • On Tuesday, the state got its fourth Commissioner of Police within an 8-month period

The Federal Government has said it will impose a state of emergency in Anambra State to tighten security ahead of the November 6 governorship elections.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, announced this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Malami said the government will do everything possible to ensure protection of lives and property adding that where there is evidence of failure of the state government to ensure democratic order and security of lives, the Federal Government will prevail and will not rule out the possibility of imposing a state of emergency.

Read also: Anambra Gets Fourth Police Commissioner In 8 Months

Eko Hot Blog recalls that the security situation in Anambra State had worsened due to incessant attacks by assailants suspected to be members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) armed wing – the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The Police and Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters in the state were attacked by some unknown gunmen, the most recent of reported attacks targeted at security apparatuses in the state.

On Tuesday, the state got its fourth Commissioner of Police within an 8-month period. The newly-deployed CP has been charged with the responsibility of restoring peace to the state.

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