JUST IN: AGF Malami threatens state of emergency ahead of Anambra elections

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The warning came as insecurity heightened across the state, raising fears about the upcoming gubernatorial elections in November.

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami has threatened to declare a state of emergency over Anambra before the state’s gubernatorial elections next month.

Mr Malami said insecurity has spiked across the state, the largest in Igbo-dominate South-East, in recent weeks and the administration will not allow hoodlums overtake constitutional order.

“No possibility is out ruled by government in terms of ensuring the sanctity of our democratic order, in terms of ensuring that our elections in Anambra holds, and you cannot out rule possibilities inclusive of the possibility of declaration or state of emergency where it is established, in essence, that there is a failure on the part of the state government to ensure the sanctity of security of lives, properties and democratic order?” Mr Malami told State House reporters shortly after the federal executive council sitting on Wednesday.

Anambra has witnessed heighten crisis in recent weeks, with daredevil gunmen wreaking havoc on state assets and individual.

Mr Malami’s comments came three days after gunmen attacked police and State Security Service field offices in the state, killing several people.


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