The activities of Unknown Gunmen in Southeastern States have caused a lot of tension within the Southeast region.
(Chike Akunyili. Photo Credit: Afrikinfo).
Few days ago, these Unknown Gunmen killed Chike Akunyili (The husband of late former NAFDAC Director General, Dora Akunyili) in Anambra state. They equally attacked the house of an APC politician (Joe Igbokwe) in Anambra state.
(Joe Igbokwe. Credit: Infonow).
Also, Police Stations, INEC offices and politicians have been attacked by these unknown gunmen. However, a lot of people have stated that these attacks may affect the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State if these unknown gunmen are not prevented from carrying out their activities within the state.
Recently, Abubakar Malami (Minister of Justice) threatened to declare a state of emergency in Anambra state before the gubernatorial elections in the state.
(Abubakar Malami. Credit: Adrikgist).
Abubakar Malami disclosed that insecurity has increased across Anambra state and he revealed that Buhari’s administration will not allow hoodlums to overtake constitutional order in the nation.
Nevertheless, I believe that this threat made by Buhari’s Govt to declare a state of emergency in Anambra State may be a good move.
(Photo Credit: Afriknews).
This is because declaring a state of emergency in Anambra State will increase the presence of military officers within the state and this will prevent Unknown Gunmen from carrying out their attacks in the state.
It’s important to know that declaring a state of emergency in Anambra State will equally boost the confidence of residents to do their businesses without being afraid of these Unknown Gunmen.
Also, declaring a state of emergency will increase the morale of gubernatorial candidates in Anambra State to conduct their campaign ahead of the Governorship election in the state. It’s important to recall that some of the Governorship aspirants cancelled their campaign because of the activities of unknown gunmen in the State.