The Senate has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of the State Of Emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, North East Nigeria.
In a unanimous voice vote, the lawmakers directed the service chiefs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to appear before it to confirm the impact of the initial State Of Emergency in the affected states.
The Senate had earlier received a report on the current state of security in the states from President Goodluck Jonathan.
The President pointed out that security forces have recorded considerable gains within the first 6 months of the Federal Government’s emergency rule in the 3 North-Eastern states
To this end, he asked the National Assembly to approve yet another 6 months of the emergency rule to consolidate on government’s efforts to bring peace to the 3 states affected by the Boko Haram sect’s violent attacks.
He expressed optimism that normalcy will return to the crisis-ridden areas in the next 6 months.