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The federal government of Nigeria has vowed that it will not allow any secessionist group to disrupt the forthcoming November 6th governorship election in Anambra State under any guise.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), made this pledge when he spoke at the third quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
The NSA’s warning is coming on the heels of some of the recent activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeastern part of the country.
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The Eastern Updates reports that in May this year, hoodlums carried out series of attacks on government facilities, including setting ablaze the headquarters of INEC in Anambra State.
While the police accused members of IPOB of responsibility for the attacks, the group denied responsibility.
Monguno, represented by Sanusi Galadima, warned that government would not allow any group or persons to disrupt the poll.
Speaking earlier, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission had made arrangements to replace materials that were lost during the attack on its office in Akwa.
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