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Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:39:56 AM »
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three north eastern states following an escalation of terrorist activities.

The order is for the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe and at this point it simply means more troops will be deployed there as Jonathan has vowed not to remove state officials from their posts. It is unclear how these steps will resolve the fighting as these hotspots are already heavily militarised.

The announcement came as the president acknowledged that some villages and towns in the north are now controlled by Islamist extremist groups, the most well-known of which is Boko Haram.

The president made the announcement in a nationwide television and radio broadcast. Jonathan said: “After wide consultations, and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the provisions of Section 305, sub-section 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, I hereby declare a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.  Accordingly, the chief of defence staff has been directed to immediately deploy more troops to these states for more effective internal security operations."

Jonathan took the decision in light of recent incidents of violence in "Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and most recently Bayelsa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states". Scores of lives have been lost as a result of the violence. The death toll since 2010 is over 1600 lives according to Associated Press.

He concluded: "I want to reassure you all that those who are directly or indirectly encouraging any form of rebellion against the Nigerian state, and their collaborators; those insurgents and terrorists who take delight in killing our security operatives, whoever they may be, wherever they may go, we will hunt them down, we will fish them out, and we will bring them to justice. No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror.”



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Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:39:56 AM »

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Re: Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 11:43:26 AM »
Is that the final solution? Can all the Political Office holders still remain in their post when Mr President declair state of immergency? Did u think the Boko Haram will not move to another state to continue their evil act? Will the step taking by Mr President give room for on-going committee sep up on Amnesty?..."GodHelpNaija"

 

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