- The police command in Anambra is all out to ensure total security of all persons in the state throughout the governorship election
- This was a promise made by DIG Zaki Ahmed in his interaction with newsmen and civil societies in Anambra
- Ahmed also stated that there will be complete lockdown 11.59 p.m. on Friday to 11. 59 p.m. on Saturday
- The police chief said election observers and journalists will be protected while performing their duties
This promise was made DIG Zaki Ahmed while he was speaking with the civil societies and media in Awka, the state capital, Vanguard reports.
Ahmed assured residents that the police will not fail to provide an enabling environment for all parties to participate in the voting exercise, The Nation added.
The police chief added that election observers and the media will get proper security while they monitor the poll.
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He expressed certainty that the police are ready for the election with security commands in all the 21 local government areas in the state.
To prevent possible breakdown of and order, Ahmed said the entire state would be on lockdown down from 11.59 p.m. on Friday to 11. 59 p.m. on Saturday.
“I call on the media and observers to collaborate with the police to work for a peaceful election in Anambra."
Gunmen on rampage in Anambra state, kill 4 policemen at Oraifite community
Meanwhile, fresh tension was brewing in the air as four mobile policemen were reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
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.
Oraifite is about 46Kms to the capital, Awka. Efforts to confirm the exact number of casualties in the attack failed.