- As #EndSARS protests turn violent across Nigeria, Governor Obiano has cried out over a planned invasion of Anambra state
- Obiano said some hoodlums have concluded arrangements to attack the southeast state on Monday, October 26
- The governor, however, vowed he would not allow the attack to happen and disclosed the plans he has put in place to foil it
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has raised alarm over an alleged plan by some hoodlums to invade the southeastern state on Monday, October 26.
The Nation reported that Obiano stated this at the weekend when he hosted the deputy inspector general of police, Celestine Okoye, in Aguleri, Anambra East local government area.
Governor Obiano said he would never allow the planned invasion to happen, disclosing that he had directed the Joint security team JTF to take control of the situation.
The governor also called on traditional rulers in the state, community leaders, including the vigilante groups and youths to make sure the plans of the hoodlums do not materialise.
He added that intelligence indicated that those behind the attacks in Anambra state were from neighbouring states.
Nigeria in the past few days has been a theatre of violence as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests nationwide, causing mayhem across the country.
Meanwhile, governors of the southwest states have alleged that widespread violence witnessed in Lagos during the recent protests against police brutality may have been sponsored.
The governors made the statement on Sunday, October 25, shortly after assessing the damage recorded in some parts of Lagos state.
Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo who spoke on behalf of the governors, said the violence recorded in Lagos appears to have been coordinated to weaken the economy of the southwest region.
In another report, the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) on Sunday, October 25, called on Nigerian youths to quit the #EndSARS activities and embrace the generous and kind-heartedness of President Buhari.
The centre said the youths have already succeeded in earning the attention of the president on their demands.
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