Wednesday, 15 May 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency In Three Northern States

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared an indefinite state of emergency in three Northern states - Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, after a series of deadly attacks by Islamist militant groups.

In a pre-recorded nationwide broadcast on Tuesday night, President Jonathan said: "They have attacked government buildings and facilities. They have murdered innocent citizens and state officials. They have set houses ablaze, and taken women and children as hostages. These actions amount to a declaration of war and a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the Nigerian state and threaten her territorial integrity. As a responsible government, we will not tolerate this".

Mr Jonathan immediately ordered troops to be sent to the north-eastern states.
"This will include the authority to arrest and detain suspects, the taking of possession and control of any building or structure used for terrorist purposes, the lock-down of any area of terrorist operation, the conduct of searches, and the apprehension of persons in illegal possession of weapons," he said.

"We will hunt them down, we will fish them out, and we will bring them to justice. No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror," the president said.

God save Nigeria, the things happening there really frightens.

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