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Boko Haram: Jonathan Seeks To Extend State Of Emergency In Adamawa, Borno & Yobe

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday sent a request to the National Assembly, seeking for an extension of the state of emergency declared in three North-Eastern states in May last year.

The President is asking the lawmakers to extend the emergency rule currently in states of  Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

The state of emergency which was first declared in May last year for a first period of six months was extended for another six months in November, 2013 after approval by the Legislators.

Jonathan in his letter addressed to Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal read at plenary today said the insecurity in the three states was yet to be adequately contained hence the need to extend it further.

The current one year state of emergency expires on Thursday.

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