‘The East Is Hot’ — Anambra Residents Flee State Ahead Of Election
Forward of the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, residents have begun to flee to different states.
Talking with FIJ, residents who’ve now taken refuge in different southeastern states mentioned they fled Anambra for concern of violence in the course of the election.
“I’m not voting. I’m in Imo already; I’m staying with my buddy now. Lots of my mates have additionally left that place,” one among them mentioned.
Different residents who spoke with FIJ from their new areas mentioned with the threats posed by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) and the present of drive by safety businesses, they feared a massacre.
A number of residents of Anambra who’re nonetheless within the state mentioned they’d travel plans.
“I might be leaving Nnewi subsequent week due to this election,” somebody instructed FIJ on the telephone. “The east is sizzling. I’m not even going to any state round right here; I’m travelling far.”
College students on the Nnamdi Azikiwe College (UNIZIK) additionally instructed FIJ that they’d obtained calls from relations begging for his or her exits from the state, and lots of left within the later hours of Friday, after their first-semester examination, whereas others mentioned they would go away on Tuesday, after IPOB’s Monday sit-at-home is noticed.
FIJ earlier solely reported that IPOB and its fight arm, the Japanese Safety Community (ESN), have been listed as high threats by the police forward of the election.
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Friday revealed that there have been no registered voters in 86 polling models within the state forward the election.