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Police react to alleged murder of INEC Chairman Yakubu in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Department has responded to social media reports of the suspected assassination of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

According to reports, Yakubu was slain today by unknown gunmen, a deadly group that has terrorized the South-East area.

DSP Nkeiruka Nwode issued a statement Tuesday night debunking the spreading claims.

Nwode is the Zonal PRO/Head of Police Media Team for the gubernatorial election, which is set to take place on Saturday, November 6.

According to the officer, Yakubu had stakeholders meeting in Awka today and expressed the commission’s readiness to organize a peaceful poll in the state.

“Security agencies are ever ready to enforce their statutory responsibility to ensure hitch-free exercise”, the PRO noted.

The police appealed for caution by members of the public and appealed to internet users to avoid contents that do not reflect the current state of security.

“The CP want to state unequivocally that the publication is false and absolutely misleading.

“It is a figment of imagination deliberately orchestrated by the mischief-makers to cause unnecessary tension and chaos in the polity”, the statement added.

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