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1 Year State Of Emergency Cannot Wipe Out Boko Haram, Says Jonathan

JONATHAN IN MEDIA CHATPresident Goodluck Jonathan has made it clear that one full year state of emergency is not enough to wipe out Boko Haram, even as he swore that the emergency rule in three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa has performed wonderfully.
The President, who answered questions at a nation-wide Presidential media chat on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and other stations today admitted however that Nigerians are agitating that the state of emergency is frustrating but that it is working.
The President disclosed that if it were not that the security agents have been up and doing, “people would have deserted Bauchi, Damaturu, Maiduguri, Kano and other towns.”
He said that consultations are ongoing to see if the state of emergency in the three states should be extended, even as he said that emergency had nothing to do with sacking the civilian elected government as many people understand.
President Jonathan said that in his attempt to enlist the support of international communities in the fight against Boko Haram, he has been speaking personally with President Barak Obama of America and others such as leaders of France, Cameroon, Chad and many others.
He said that as President, he feels pained whenever a life a lost through terrorist attacks, adding that he is even not happy losing any member of Boko Haram.
“I will do anything possible to bring terrorism and other form of criminal attacks on innocent citizens of this country to an end.
“We need superior intelligence to do so.”

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