We will crush you if you disrupt Anambra election – Police, Army, warn IPOB

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The Nigeria Police, Army and NSDC are on red alert for the next week governorship election in Anambra State to forestall any breakdown of law and order on Saturday, November 18, 2017 governorship election.
The Nigeria Police in Anambra State through its PRO, Nkeiruka Nwode said the command has concluded plans for effective policing of every nook and cranny of the state against any threat from IPOB.
Also, the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, warned the IPOB members to steer clear of the state during and after the forthcoming governorship election, in their own interest, saying the police would deal with IPOB members “the way an outlawed group should be dealt with.”

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“They (IPOB) should steer clear of Anambra because we have deployed enough personnel in the state; any miscreant who misbehaves would have himself to blame as he would be dealt with. IPOB should not test our will or resolve,” Moshood cautioned.
The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, which covers the South-East region, has placed its troops on the red alert to forestall any security breakdown in the Anambra governorship election.
A source from the military said, “The troops are always on ground to prevent any breakdown of law and order during the election. As you know, the police are the first line of security and we cannot usurp their role.
“We have mastered the areas and we are familiar with the hideouts of the troublemakers. All these preparations will count for the troops on Saturday. But the army cannot deploy its troops unless the security situation degenerates, which is not anyone’s wish.”

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The spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Emma Okeh, said the agency would deploy 5,000 personnel, including Special Forces and Regular Officers. He cautioned against disruption of the poll by any group of persons, stressing that the corps would not spare anyone caught violating the law.
He said about 1,000 intelligence and surveillance operatives were on the ground in the state, adding that regular personnel would move in soon with sniffer dogs.
“I urge the electorate to come out en masse and vote for the candidates of their choice. It is their election, it is their state and whoever they elect as governor would determine their future,” Okeh said.

www.sojworld.com November 11, 2017

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