The Federal Government in a new threat has announced that it will likely impose a state of emergency in Anambra State to tighten security ahead of the November 6 governorship elections in the state.
This follows heightened insecurity and breakdown of law and order in the state with several killings in the build-up to the upcoming gubernatorial election.
This disclosure was made by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Malami said the government will do everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and property adding that where there is evidence of the failure of the state government to ensure democratic order and security of lives, the Federal Government will prevail and will not rule out the possibility of imposing a state of emergency.
There have been reports of attacks and killings of unarmed and harmless citizens, politicians and even security officials in the state.