Major General Babagana Monguno (retired), National Security Adviser, has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and all other separatist groups in the country against disrupting the Anambra State November 6, 2021 Governorship election.
The National Security Adviser, NSA, issued the warning through Sanusi Galadima, an official from his office, during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja.
According to the NSA, the Federal Government of Nigeria will not tolerate any individual or group, or persons planning to impede the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections in Anambra State.
He particularly noted the prevalence of security threats arising from the actions of different dissident separatist groups in the Southern region of the country, who are bent on scuttling efforts of government in achieving national cohesion and undermining the democratic processes in the country.
He stressed that while government would continue to recognise the right of citizens to freely express their legitimate grievances within the law, the federal government would not just sit idly by to watch or to allow any group to threaten the peace of the country.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed that the Commission has made adequate arrangements to replace the materials that were lost during the attack on its Awka office, Anambra State by yet to be identified hoodlums.
He also disclosed that efforts are in top gear to replace all lost movable materials as well as to rebuild the physical facilities, adding that these projects will be completed before the November 6, 2021 Governorship election.
Recall that the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Awka, Anambra State was vandalized and set ablaze by suspected arsonists.
Similarly, unknown gun men turned the entire South East geopolitical region into a theatre of war. Although security agencies accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of alleged complicity, but IPOB denied the allegation.