by Hauwa Gambo
In a terse show of force just a few minutes ago, President Goodluck Jonathan
ignored the advice of the Nigerian Governors Forum given yesterday and
This announcement was made at 7pm during a 15-minutes address
to the nation that streamed live on the network services of the
Nigeria Television Authority, the Voice of Nigeria and the
“The activities of insurgents have been intolerable,”
the president said. “Some parts of Borno State have been taken over by groups.
The insurgents and terrorists prevent government from fulfilling its duties.
No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terrorism.”
It will be recalled that his special adviser on media and publicity,
Dr. Reuben Abati had on Sunday denied any plans to declare a state of emergency.
Culled from ynaija.com