Outlawed separatist group IPOB has threatened Anambra’s voters with death a week to the state’s governorship election.
The group also vowed to disrupt the election as they marched around some streets in Onitsha on Friday. The video if the rally was already inline
“If you vote you will die. Don’t go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18, you will die. We are not running around for the zoo,” they said.
“There will be no election. We will not participate, we will not vote. Nothing concerns us with any election. We are formidable.
“We are in Onitsha to tell the Federal Government to produce Kanu. They should release all the Biafrans in Nigerian prisons.”
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, whi spoke to the Punch said they were showing the world that “the threat of bullet” would not stop the group from realising its aim of having Biafra Republic.
“Today in Onitsha, we broke the python Buratai, Ohanaeze, Obiano and Igbo governors brought to our land. Anybody doubting the resolve of IPOB under the supreme command of Nnamdi Kanu is mistaken,” he was quited as saying by the newspaper.
“We will put Anambra State on lockdown on November 18. This is a taste of what is to come. Nigeria should be prepared.”
He asked all IPOB sympathisers to stay way from the election so they can give the Biafran agitation global push needed to make world leaders accept a peaceful break-up of Nigeria.
But the Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, Nkeiruka Nwode, said the state police command has concluded arrangements for effective policing of the state during the election.
She asked residents of the state to go out en masse to exercise their franchise on the day of the election.
Also, the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, warned the IPOB members to steer clear of the state during and after the forthcoming governorship election, in their own interest.
“We have deployed enough personnel in the state; any miscreant who misbehaves would have himself to blame as he would be dealt with. IPOB should not test our will or resolve,” Moshood cautioned
The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army covering the south-east region has placed its troops on the alert to forestall any security breakdown in the Anambra governorship election.
The group initially went under as soon as their leader Nnamdi Kanu took off during the army’s Operation Python Dance in the region.
He took his father along, and nobody knows theor whereabout, theough Abia ex-Gov Orji Kalu said they are cooling off in London.