13 May 2014

Nigeria: Jonathan Seeks Extension of State of Emergency

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan today sent a request to the House of Representatives, seeking for an extension of the state of emergency declared in three North-Eastern states in May last year.

The states are Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

The state of emergency which was first declared in May last year for a first period of six months was extended for another six months in November, 2013 after approval by the National Assembly.

Jonathan in his letter addressed to Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal read at plenary today said the insecurity in the three states was yet to be adequately contained hence the need to extend it further.

The current one year state of emergency expires on Thursday.

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