Different strokes for different folks. While other people are resisting a State of Emergency or finding ways to avoid it, the long suffering people of Southern Kaduna, who have been at the receiving end of violent Islamic groups and Fulani herdsmen have cried out to the president to impose a state of emergency in their area. It would be recalled that terrorists had written a letter to the people of Zonkwa warning them that they would unleash death and blood on them because of the way they voted in the 2011 elections. NaijaPundit had exclusively published that letter over a year ago. Add a comment
Respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, has called on the Federal Government to also impose a State of Emergency in the President's home state of Bayelsa. Apparently, he wants the Emergency imposed because of the recent killings of 9 police men in Bayelsa. However, Gumi was strangely quiet about Nasarawa state where about 50 police men were killed in cult violence involving the Ombatse cult.
Northern Elders Visit Borno, Say Northerner Must Emerge President in 2015
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday insisted that the presidency should be shifted to the region in 2015 general elections, as a mark of equity and justice.
Secretary of the NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, made the remarks when he led other members of the forum on a courtesy visit to Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima at the Government House in Maiduguri.
Abdullahi, a one-time Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, insisted that by 2015 the North will no longer misuse its right of producing the president as it did in 2011, blaming such failure to the connivance of some state governors of the region. Add a comment
30 Minutes After Emergency Rule Declaration Boko Haram Kills Borno CAN Secretary
Barely 39 minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a State of Emergency on three states of the North, the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, reacted by killing the Borbo State Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Faye Pama Musa.
Reverend Musa was shot and killed at his residence in Maiduguri, Borno state.Add a comment
Breaking News: Jonathan Imposes State of Emergency on Boko Haram States
In a broadcast to the nation at 7pm today, Tuesday the 14th of 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a State of Emergency on some states in Northern Nigeria in response to the escalation of violence and terrorist activities occasioned by the violent Islamic sect, Jam'atu Ahlis Sunnah L'dda'awatih wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram.
The states in which the emergency has been declared are Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. The President directed the Chief of Defence Staff to ensure that member of the armed forces do everything, within the rules of engagement of the armed forces, to crush the rebellion in those states.
Full transcript of the President's speech below; Add a comment
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