‘Emergency rule in North-East should be extended’
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.