The Police in Anambra have impounded cartons of large quantities of leaflets printed for distribution by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to disrupt the upcoming November 18 gubernatorial election in the state.
The state’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mike Okoli revealed this Friday, during the civil society dialogue on the upcoming election with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) in Abuja.
He said some of the leaflets had phrases like "No referendum, no election" written on them with others in different forms urging people to stay at home on the Election Day.
He said group which hitherto threatened that there will be no election in the attempt has "virtually disappeared" and now operating underground but intelligence exposed their plans, giving room for a peaceful environment for the conduct of the election.
He said three people were arrested in connection with this and they would soon be charged to court.