Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra Province, on Thur, held a closed-door coming together with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Obiano, who updated Buhari on security challenges facing the province, said bandits from neigbouring states are responsible for the killings and disruption of public peace in Anambra.
He described the ring for the statement of province of emergency in Anambra to address security challenges in the province as “really unlucky’’
The coming together is coming after the Federal Regime threatened to invoke emergency regulation as section of measures to address security challenges and safeguard electoral processes in Anambra.
The Government minister of Justice and Attorney-Full general of the Federal, Abubakar Malami, had on quarta-feira, warned that federal authorities may be forced to impose Province of Emergency in Anambra to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the province
Speaking on Thur, Obiano dismissed the contemplation of declaring a province of emergency in his province.
He said: “Good, that’s a really unlucky comment by the Attorney-Full general, Malami – really, really unlucky.
“I also reported that to the President and this is not in the books of the president because he knows that Anambra has been the safest province in Nigeria for 7 years plus.
“These invaders from exterior Anambra province, from the neighbouring towns, we are going to deal with them. We’re already working, there’s nil.
“Fifty-fifty to contemplate a province of emergency is unlucky, seem at what is happening in the N; they kill dozens every daytime. Because less than 15 people were killed in Anambra in 2 weeks, is that a reason for somebody to ring for a province of emergency?
“That’s a really unlucky comment by Malami. I will ring him to limited reservation on those kinds of comments, he shouldn’t assay that,’’ he said.
The governor said he also used the opportunity of his see to Abuja to brief and solicit back up from some security agencies towards addressing security challenges in Anambra.
“We are getting to a greater extent boots on ground, we’re getting to a greater extent equipment and I believe in less than 2 weeks all these things will be over.
“We’ll overwhelm and conquer all these miscreants that came from other states nearby to come up and harass Anambra people.
“Allow me halt at saying that they are from neighbouring states,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.
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