FG Set To Extend Emergency Rule In Adamawa, Yobe, Borno

FG Set To Extend Emergency Rule In Adamawa, Yobe, Borno

The Federal Government extended the state of emergency declared in the three north-eastern states Adamawa, Yobe and Borno, worst hit by Boko Haram violence.

President Goodluck Jonathan chaired a meeting of the National Defence Council, which took the decision to extend it today, November 17, 2014, Monday. This is the third extension of the controversial tactics.

The two-hour closed-door meeting ended at about 1.40pm. The Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, did not comment on its outcome.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, made a brief comment. According to him, the meeting went fine. President Jonathan would "immediately" send a request to the National Assembly for the approval of the counter-terrorism move.

There have been thoughts and speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan may enforce “total emergency rule” on the states by employing military administrators to take over from the state governors.

The emergency rule was first confirmed in the affected states on May 14, 2013, by President Goodluck Jonathan over the continued activities of members of the Boko Haram sect. It was subject to revision every 6 months, approximately.

Earlier on Sunday, the Nigerian Army said it retook and protected the northeastern town of Chibok, where Boko Haram rebels kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April.

At least 10 people were killed and some 60 others wounded Sunday when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in Azare area of Bauchi State.

Source: Legit.ng

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