Governor Willie Obiano on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that bandits are responsible for the attacks in Anambra State.
9news Nigeria gathered that Governor Obiano met with President Buhari to update him on security challenges facing the state ahead of the Governorship Election.
The governor, while briefing the State House correspondents at the end of a closed-door meeting with the President in Abuja, said bandits from nothern states are responsible for the killings and disruption of public peace in the state.
Mr Obiano, dismissed the contemplation of declaring a state of emergency in his state.
He said: “Well, that’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General, Malami – very, very unfortunate..
“These invaders from outside Anambra state, from other states , we are going to deal with them. We’re already working, there’s nothing.
“Even to contemplate state of emergency is unfortunate, look at what is happening in the north; they kill dozens every day. Because one or two people were killed in Anambra in two weeks, is that a reason for somebody to call for a state of emergency?
“That’s a very unfortunate comment by Malami. I will call him to express reservation on those kinds of comments, he shouldn’t try that next time,’’ he said.
“We’ll overwhelm and conquer all these miscreants that came from other states to come and harass Anambra people.
“Let me stop at saying that they are from neighbouring states,’’ he said.
While comparing what is happening in the Northwest and Northeast to incidents in Anambra, the governor said:
“Well, when you have malaria and when you have cancer, they are two different treatments.
“What we have in Anambra is malaria, so you don’t have to use a sledgehammer to kill that. We are not near, in terms of confusion and security challenges, compared to Zamfara, Niger, kastina, sokoto and co, so they are not good examples.
“As a strategist, you don’t sit down here and order the army to carry the whole army in Nigeria to go to Anambra.