Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano has sought the support of President Muhammadu Buhari in tackling insecurity in the State, ahead of November 6, 2021 governorship election in the State.
Addressing State House Reporters on Thursday after a closed-door meeting with Buhari in Aso Villa in Abuja where he absorbed members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB of the killings and attacks in Anambra.
The Governor alleged that bandits who fled crisis prune states in northern part of Nigeria are responsible for the spate of killings and attacks Anambra state.
He described the recent contemplation of states-of-emergency by Abubakar Malami (SAN), minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, AG as a misadventure.
On Wednesday October 6, 2021 the federal government through the minister of justice and attorney-General, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Wednesday, threatened to impose a state-of-emergency on Anambra in a bid to curb the rising insecurity in the State under the watch of governor Obiano.
But he emphasized that: “Well, that’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General, Malami – very, very unfortunate..
“These invaders from outside Anambra state, from other states , we are going to deal with them. We’re already working, there’s nothing.
“Even to contemplate state of emergency is unfortunate, look at what is happening in the north; they kill dozens every day. Because one or two people were killed in Anambra in two weeks, is that a reason for somebody to call for a state of emergency?
“That’s a very unfortunate comment by Malami. I will call him to express reservation on those kinds of comments, he shouldn’t try that next time,’’ he said.
“We’ll overwhelm and conquer all these miscreants that came from other states to come and harass Anambra people.
“Let me stop at saying that they are from neighbouring states,’’ he said.
While comparing what is happening in the Northwest and Northeast to incidents in Anambra, the governor said:
“Well, when you have malaria and when you have cancer, they are two different treatments.
“What we have in Anambra is malaria, so you don’t have to use a sledgehammer to kill that. We are not near, in terms of confusion and security challenges, compared to Zamfara, Niger, Kastina, Sokoto and co, so they are not good examples.
“As a strategist, you don’t sit down here and order the army to carry the whole army in Nigeria to go to Anambra.
In recent times, the state has witnessed several attacks by gunmen including the alleged murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late Dora Akunyili, a former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and a few others.