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Obiano urges against insecurity



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ANAMBRA State Governor, Willie Obiano has raised the alarm over the recent planned and targeted attack on security personnel and facilities in the state by armed hoodlums.

  The governor, who raised the alarm while updating  citizens and residents in Anambra State with the recent happenings in the state and ongoing efforts by government and security agencies to handle the situation in a statewide broadcast, Sunday, disclosed that he has personally coordinated security commanders in the state with a joint effort to halt this mayhem since the attack started.

  “Since these attacks commenced, I have personally coordinated security commanders in the state with a joint effort to halt this mayhem and by God’s grace, we will surely succeed. The State Security Council has met twice and I summoned another emergency meeting this afternoon; hence, my address.

  “Let me emphatically state that any attacks on security personnel in Anambra is a direct attack on the state itself and will be resisted with our greatest might. Those who attack us are obviously intent on distorting the peace and security we have enjoyed in Anambra State in the past seven years and we will not allow that.

  “We have received massive Police, Army, Navy and DSS deployment since yesterday and they have joined their teams on ground to enforce security.

  “I have therefore directed all security agencies in the state, the vigilante services, all task forces and every structure in the state security infrastructure to rise in defense of our dear state.

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  “I call on all youths in Anambra State, all communities, all market task forces and indeed every outfit in this state to duty.

“All traditional rulers, PGs, community leaders, as well as every stakeholder in Anambra should rise to protect our state.

  “As your governor, I hereby raise the security alert in the state and I commit to restoring order and security immediately.

  “I call on everybody irrespective of affiliations to come together and support government and security agencies to fight our common enemy. Those who seek to destroy what we have laboured to build must not be tolerated in any manner. I ask the public to help with information and intelligence to the state to nip this situation in the bud”.

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