The Federal government has reiterated that law enforcement agencies would be deployed to guarantee the security of lives and property before, during and after the Governorship election.
Babangida Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), said forces declaring threats need to conduct themselves in a civilized manner.
He said this in response to the threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to frustrate the conduct of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
IPOB had declared a one-week sit-at-home protest across the South-East states starting from November 5.
But the NSA, while speaking at the inter-agency consultative committee on election Security in Abuja on Monday, said, “Election is number one legitimate right of every citizen, and we must not deny them that right in an atmosphere devoid of rancour and violence
“For those of us in security, we have already done what we are supposed to do. All security agencies have been told to conduct themselves well and exhibit the highest level of professionalism and restraint and operate within the confines of the law and not in any way that will jeopardize the exercise.
“We are going to ensure that the people of Anambra undergo this exercise without any incident.
“We want to offer brotherly advice to our brothers who plan to destabilize the process to think again: we are all eager to achieve results that will be acceptable to everybody. I don’t think it will be right for anyone to ignite a crisis.
“Please, think again. The law enforcement agencies will not sit by idly and allow people to terrorize people, commit homicide; they have been told to watch out for these elements. I am appealing to you to stay in your wards and behave yourself.
“Anyone that wants to disrupt the process will be brought to book.”