Published On: Mon, Nov 17th, 2014

Jonathan Approves Extension Of Emergency Rule In Yobe, Borno, Adamawa

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 President Goodluck Jonathan led Security Council, Monday extended the emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, said in Abuja that the meeting of the Security Council had already approved the extension.

The emergency rule was first imposed in May 2013 and was extended in May 2014 to allow free security operations in the troubled north east region.President Jonathan

The security situations is no better than it was as Boko Haram insurgents have continued to attack and kill innocent citizens.

Only recent, the insurgent group seize some communities in Borno and Adamawa where the claimed to be administering sharia laws.

However indication emerged that President Jonathan may find it difficult to get the approval of the National Assembly.

The Governors of the affected states are reportedly reaching out to the National Assembly members not to approve the extension.

Beside, the strained leadership of the House of Representatives and the President makes it almost impossible for the House to support emergency rule extension.

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