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Yobe faults extension of emergency rule

20 November 2014, 14:30

Yobe - The governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the request by President Goodluck Jonathan seeking to extend the emergency rule currently in place in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, Premium Times reports.

The governor said it would make no sense to extend the failed strategy for yet another six months since the last three phases of emergency rules had seen increasing Boko Haram attacks and deaths of multitude including army personnel, Premium Times reports.

Also read: Government to seek state of emergency extension

He said the federal government ought to seek other measures, rather than employing the State of Emergency tactic, to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in the affected states.

President Goodluck Jonathan first declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in May last year, saying the military temporarily needed enhanced powers to crush Boko Haram uprising.

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