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Anambra Election: You Have No Right To Declare Sit-at-home – IGP Tells IPOB

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has warned the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against declaring sit-at-home during the Anambra governorship election.

Naija News reports that Baba gave the warning on Wednesday in Abuja at a one-day event on Inclusive Elections in Anambra state.

Represented by a Chief Superintendent of Police, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police boss said nobody or group has the power to declare a sit-at-home in any part of the country.

The IGP stated that the Nigerian Police will not allow anybody or group to disrupt the forthcoming election, adding that the Force will ensure a peaceful poll.

Baba disclosed that six helicopters would be deployed in the state to provide aerial patrol, surveillance and support for ground forces during the polls.

He said; “I am sure you know that no individual has the right to declare a curfew or sit at home in any part of this country.

“Nigeria is sovereignty. It is a nation and we know such will not be tolerated anywhere and in any part of this country.

“So, we are not aware of any sir at home order from anybody. We know we are working with INEC to make sure we have the Anambra Guber election come November 6. That is our stand.

“Before any operation, there is a Standard Operating Procedure which we use to design an operations order and that has been done.

“It has taken care of all possible threats. We have made efforts to deploy both human and material resources to support INEC, to make sure we have a free, fair, credible and acceptable election in Anambra.

“As I speak with you, the IGP is working on repairs of some of our helicopters so that we can have more aerial patrol, surveillance and support. I think about six helicopters are now under repairs as directed by the IGP so that we can fortify our teams and apart from the Anambra election so that we can still deploy them in some of our conflict theatres. So, we are very prepared”.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.