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JONATHAN SEEKS EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY RULE IN NORTH EAST

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Despite their governors’ moves to forestall the extension, President Goodluck Jonathan has sought the extension of emergency rule in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states in the troubled North-east by another six months.

The President wrote a letter to the National Assembly dated May 5 to give a nod to the request, saying the security situation in the three states remain daunting.

The House of Representatives has said it will look into the request on Wednesday.

If approved, it would be the third time the emergency rule will be extended in the three states.

Borno State has been the ferocious centre of insurgency in the North-east following the abduction about three weeks ago of over 200 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

Boko Haram had claimed responsibility for the abduction. Only on Monday, the sect leader, Abubakar Shekau said the girls would only be released in exchange for some of the sect members arrested and detained by Nigerian military authorities.

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