A group known as Borno-Yobe People’s Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to extend the State of Emergency declared in three states in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Air-Marshal Allamin Daggash (Rtd), Spokesman for the group, told a news conference in Abuja that the declaration of the State of Emergency in the North East has failed to improve the security situation in the region.
The spate of gruesome killings and the destruction of lives and property in the North-Eastern part of the country brought together the group, made up of elders from Borno and Yobe states, and they have asked the Federal Government to unmask the sponsors of the Boko Haram group as a thorough consideration for implementation of the various reports presented to the Federal Government over the insurgency in the region would reveal who the sponsors are.
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, appealed for new strategies that would address issues of insecurity in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states, while other members of the group also opposed an extension of the State of Emergency in the affected states.
The current State of Emergency is expected to end on April 19.