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Senate approves emergency rule extension

20 May 2014, 21:00

Abuja - The Senate supports the extension of the emergency rule in the states worst affected by terror.

The motion was approved after a closed session on the request of the President Goodluck Jonathan for the extension of the rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

The Senate, in its resolutions also endorsed the support of the international community in the effort to rescue the missing female students of the Chibok Government Secondary School.

More than 200 minors are missing following their abduction by the infamous Boko Haram sect.

The senators also requested for proper equipping of the Nigerian Military and adequate welfare of the troops as well as advocating full military operation be carried out in the troubled zones in order to suppress the insurgency.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also advocated for economic and marshal plan to boost the economies of the affected states.

They requested that Service Chiefs, National Security Adviser report to the Senate on a monthly basis on progress made to suppress the insurgency.

The legislators suggested that a supplementary budget be drawn up to stem the insurgency and asked for an immediate intervention fund to the affected states.

- CAJ News


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