The secessionist group has repeatedly distanced its paramilitary arm from the violent campaigns, including those visited on defaulters flouting its aborted sit-at-home order still being complied with across the geo-political zone.
The warning was issued by Chika Edoziem, who heads the Directorate of Service (DoS) arm of the secessionist group while broadcasting on Radio Biafra on Saturday.
Troops however gave them a hot pursuit, and engaged the gunmen in a gun duel.
There are feelers that the hoodlums, who are currently being trailed by the police, must have escaped with serious gunshot wounds.
Also in the 18 candidates list published on Thursday were Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress.
Mr Malami had on Wednesday threatened that the federal government will not hesitate to slam the emergency rule option should killings continue in the state whose governorship election comes up early next month.
Mr Malami, who also doubles as the Justice Minister, said should the spike in violence increase again in the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) controlled state, the federal government won't hesitate to choose the option.
While the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has been fingered in the killings, the secessionist group has repeatedly denied involvement.
He said should the country be dissolved, the Igbo people, like what was obtained during the civil war, stand to lose more unlike other secessionist agitators in the South-West region.