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NEWS FLASH: AGF Malami threatens to declare state of emergency ahead of Anambra elections


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The warning came as insecurity grew across the state, heightening concerns about the November gubernatorial elections.

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

Mr Malami stated that insecurity has increased in recent weeks across the state, which is the largest in the Igbo-dominated South-East, and that the administration will not allow hoodlums to overthrow the 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.

In recent weeks, Anambra has seen a rise in crisis, with daredevil gunmen wreaking havoc on state assets and people.

Mr Malami voiced his concerns three days after gunmen opened fire on police and State Security Service field offices in the state, killing a number of people.

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