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Jonathan wants terrorists thwarted in Rugu forest

14 March 2014, 07:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Nigerian Armed Forces to comb the Rugu Forest and get rid of militants launching deadly attacks Katsina and surrounding states where scores of people have been killed.

This comes ahead of the conclusion of his two-day official visit to the state Friday.

Jonathan gave the order at a dinner reception Katsina State Government held for him at the Government House Banquet Hall.

The Rugu forest borders four states of Katsina, Zamfara, Niger and Kaduna as well as the neighbouring country of Niger Republic.

The President regretted that the forest meant for economic purposes had turned to be hideout for insurgents who were launching attacks in the states.

He also mandated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately deliver relief material to the affected communities.

The country has in recent months been gripped by a wave of terror largely blamed on the Boko Haram sect.

As a result, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe State are under emergency rule, being the worst affected by terror.

– CAJ News

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