The Federal Government on Wednesday threatened to declare a ‘state-of-emergency’ in Anambra State over the random killings and lingering insecurity situation in the state
This was disclosed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
Malami said that the administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) is determined to ensure a hitch-free election in the state.
“When our national security is attacked, and the sanctity of our constitutionally guaranteed democracy is threatened, no possibility is ruled out.
“As a government, we have a responsibility to ensure the sustenance of our democratic order. As a government, we have a responsibility to provide security to life and properties.
“So, what I’m saying in essence, no possibility is out ruled by government in terms of ensuring the sanctity of our democratic order, in terms of ensuring that our elections in Anambra hold.
“And you cannot rule out the possibility of declaration of state of emergency where it is established, in essence, that there is a failure on the part of the state government to ensure the sanctity of security of lives, properties and democratic order,” he said.