How Militants Group Threaten Politicians, Disorganize Anambra Governorship Campaigns.

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Attacks by the militants group, which seeks to disorganizing the political activities in southeastern Nigeria, have left politicians in hiding and suspended almost all political activity in Anambra State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the November 6 gubernatorial election to replace incumbent APGA governor Willie Obiano, who is completing his second term in office.


Even the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Mr Andy Uba, has called off his planned campaign rally last Saturday due to the threaten from militants group.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, has also suspended his campaign for some time.


Records show that the gunmen has intensified its attacks to the point where politicians and all its supporters are hiding the symbols of a party with them.


There were also reports that even the Nigerian flag were not displayed on some buildings to prevent attacks.


In one of the attacks carried out by the group last Sunday, gunmen set fire to the house of an APC leader, Joe Igbokwe, in Nnewi town who commented on his social media page and discussion about the attack.


Mr Igbokwe thanked God, said the attack did not affect any of his family members.


Anambra State Police confirmed the attack. There were also reports of more attacks in the town of Nnewi on Sunday.


The group was reportedly seen in four vehicles attacking a DSS vehicle, setting it on fire.


The militants members also attacked the accident prevention office in Nnewi town, where they reportedly opened fire, although no casualties were reported.

However, as they continued to patrol parts of the city, they reportedly opened fire, at different times and places in the city.


On Friday, gunmen opened fire on a car belonging to Chris Emeka Azubogu, a Member of Parliament for Nnewi constituency.


One policeman and a driver were killed in the attack, and the attackers reportedly set fire to a police station some of the area.


Even last Wednesday seven people were killed including Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former chairman of the Nigerian Food and Drug Administration and former minister, Dr Dora Akunyili, in a series of noon attacks.

The militants has stepped up attacks in Anambra State and other parts of southeastern Nigeria in a bid to secede in threaten politicians and disorganizing the political activities of the southeast part of Nigeria.

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