‘Emer­gency rule in North-East should be ex­tended’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

The North­ern Pa­tri­otic Front has con­demned call to end emer­gency rule in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.

Ear­lier in the week, North East no­table lead­ers in­clud­ing re­tired se­nior se­cu­rity chiefs un­der the aegis of North East ad­vised Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan against ex­ten­sion of emer­gency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

They ar­gued that the emer­gency rule had not helped to stop in­sur­gency in the re­gion.

The emer­gency rule in the three states is due to ex­pire soon af­ter been on for the past six months.

Ad­dress­ing news­men in Abuja yes­ter­day, chair­man of the group Al­haji Ali Abachar com­mended “the dogged­ness of the Nige­rian mil­i­tary in restor­ing par­tial nor­malcy to the re­gion.” He also ac­cused the north­ern elders’ fo­rum of not be­ing in touch with the federal govern­ment’s in­ten­tions.

“The north east elders fo­rum who were past lead­ers of this zone is not in tan­dem with the present re­al­i­ties of the trans­for­ma­tive agenda of Mr. Pres­i­dent and the mag­ni­tude of prob­lems in­her­ited by Good­luck ad­min­is­tra­tion,” he added.

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