The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, has assured Anambra indigenes of peaceful conduct of the forthcoming Nov. 6 governorship election.
Speaking at a roundtable on “Anambra Gubernatorial Election: Matters Arising” on Tuesday in Abuja, Baba represented by CP Ebong Eyibio of the Federal Operation, Force Headquarters said the upcoming election is an enormous task but that the police is prepared to ensure the security of lives and election materials.
He said: “We are prepared for the election. Anambra is one of the volatile states we have taken particular precautionary measures to ensure the electorate and election materials are well protected before, during and after the election.
“There are very volatile areas. We have divided the state into area commands and divisions including Awka and Nnewi.
He, however, stated that the IPOB and ESN would give the police problems during the election but assured that the force is carrying out analysis to make sure they curb any problems from the group, NAN reports.
“We are doing an analysis to ascertain who are the people that are likely going to give us problems, like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).”