The National Security Adviser, Babagana Moguno, has warned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against plans to thwart the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
It was earlier reported that the separatist group had threatened to lock down the South-east if Kanu is not released from detention by November 4.
The Biafra group stated that the proposed sit-at-home protest would affect the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6.
Speaking on Monday during a meeting of the Special Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja, Monguno admonished IPOB members to shelve the idea of causing violence during the election.
Monguno noted that security agencies would deal with anyone or group planning to disrupt the election, adding that Federal Government would ensure that the election is successful.
He added that security agencies have been urged to conduct themselves well and exhibit the highest level of professionalism and operate within the confines of the law.
He said, “We want to offer brotherly advice to our brothers who want to destabilize the process to think again; we are all eager to achieve results that will be acceptable to everybody. I don’t think it will be right for anyone to ignite a crisis. Please, think again.
The law enforcement agencies will not sit by idly and allow people to terrorize people, commit homicide. They have been told to watch out for these elements. I am appealing to you to stay in your wards and behave yourself. Anyone that wants to disrupt the process will be brought to book.”
“For those of us in security, we have already done what we are supposed to do. All security agencies have been told to conduct themselves well and exhibit the highest level of professionalism and restraint and operate within the confines of the law and not in any way that will jeopardize the exercise. We are going to ensure that the people of Anambra undergo this exercise without any incident.”