- There is anxiety in the land ahead of the 2023 governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra state
- Unidentified gunmen have attacked Oraifite community in Ekwusigo Local Govenrment Area of the state earlier in the day
- Following the attack, no fewer than four policemen were reportedly killed during a gun battle between the force and the gunmen
PM News reported that the unidentified armed men opened fire on police operatives at Oraifite community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The attack which occurred in the early hours of Thursday, November 4, has heightened anxiety among security personnel on election duty and residents of the state.
The newspaper further gathered that the hoodlums also made away with the dead officers’ weapons.
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Oraifite is about 46Kms to the capital, Awka.
Efforts to confirm the exact number of casualties in the attack failed.
Bishop Kukah Sends Important Message to Anambra People Ahead of Governorship Election
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Bishop Matthew Kukah, has challenged the people of Anambra state to take their destinies into their hands in making this weekend’s governorship election free, fair and credible poll.
Bishop Kukah, the Convener, National Peace Committee, spoke on the sideline at the stakeholders meeting in Awka on Wednesday, emphasizing that the people of Anambra are homogeneous culturally and religious to allow the election to divide them.
According to Kukah who is the the Convener, National Peace Committee, it is necessary for the people to vote the candidate of their choice.
Anambra state governorship election must hold, says IGP Baba
In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Akali Baba, vowed that the Nigeria Police Force and other sister agencies would see to the success of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.
The IG who was speaking during a workshop organised by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Johnson Babatunde Kokomo, said he was affirmative that the Anambra election would be successful.