Nigeria president declares state of emergency in 3 states because of Islamic ext

Date: 14-05-2013 7:33 pm (8 years ago) | Author: INDEPENDENT WOMAN
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- at 14-05-2013 07:33 PM (8 years ago)
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Nigeria's president has declared a state of emergency across three northeastern states because of ever-increasing guerrilla attacks by Islamic extremists.



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President Goodluck Jonathan said Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states will receive more army troops, though he said state politicians will remain in their posts. He said that troops would receive orders to demolish any building they suspected of housing Islamic extremists.

Jonathan said Nigeria was at "war" with extremists.

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What you guys say about this?
For me I think is about time ... Boko people are on trouble and I hope this declaration help stop the issue of killing innocent citizens..


Posted: at 14-05-2013 07:33 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- HOPEA23 at 14-05-2013 07:34 PM (8 years ago)
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What you guys say about this?
For me I think is about time ... Boko people are in trouble and I hope this declaration help stop the issue of killing innocent citizens..

Posted: at 14-05-2013 07:34 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- I-Don-Come at 14-05-2013 07:53 PM (8 years ago)
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Kill those unfortunate human being.... Every MUSLIM are potential born terrorists... But to be frank with you....I am horny right now. I need help
Posted: at 14-05-2013 07:53 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- etibaba at 14-05-2013 08:42 PM (8 years ago)
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Better cus thats wat dogs need

Posted: at 14-05-2013 08:42 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ezchusa at 14-05-2013 08:48 PM (8 years ago)
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na so

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- 2bify at 14-05-2013 08:54 PM (8 years ago)
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better strip all politicians in the state of their statue, let an army man be their governor and administrators so we can have good peace
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- beneno at 14-05-2013 08:54 PM (8 years ago)
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sitdown look ni dog name  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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- beneno at 14-05-2013 09:02 PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 14-05-2013 07:34 PM
What you guys say about this?
For me I think is about time ... Boko people are in trouble and I hope this declaration help stop the issue of killing innocent citizens..
hope i wan go cook that kind delicious soup when i see for you profile instead of me to dey for hia dey waste time with goodluck and BOKO he co workers    ehen less i forget,what are ingredients?  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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- CHUZY120 at 14-05-2013 09:05 PM (8 years ago)
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He is just waking up. So since over three years he  is just realizing that Foreigners have invaded his country and declared war on his country Nigeria?? So he is just realizing that he should handle any terrorists as a non Nigerian?Huh? What is wrong with these our Politicians  after all these degrees in there so called universities??? A group of people that have taken arms against Nigerian and you call them Nigerians for over 4yrs?Huh?? And still you want to strangers give amnesty to non Nigeria??? Are they Nigerians? Just because the speak Hausa and claim sokoto and kano state you call them Nigerians?Huh? . Any body who kill your citizens like chicken should not be regarded as a Nigerian therefore should be dealt with all force as an alien or as a snake OK, let me teach you this one Mr Presido. Obama stopped all activities in Boston to hunt for a terrorist that killed just 3 people.

Thank God that you are about to wake up to realities that foreigners have been fighting your country and have declared war on Nigerian since over 3yrs so use all force on them now so that the will even call for the amnesty by them selves without sending a representative.Give them war please Presido flush them out of the Nigerian territory now or you face the consequences  like Pakistan.
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- franel at 14-05-2013 09:05 PM (8 years ago)
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VIDEO: President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. The President made the declaration during a nationwide broadcast.

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Full Text of President Jonathan’s National Broadcast, May 14, 2013

ADDRESS

BY

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR

ON THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BORNO, YOBE AND ADAMAWA STATES IN ORDER TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE AFFECTED STATES OF THE FEDERATION

MAY 14, 2013

Dear compatriots,

1. It has become necessary for me to address you on the recent spate of terrorist activities and protracted security challenges in some parts of the country, particularly in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and most recently Bayelsa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states. These unfortunate events have led to needless loss of lives and property of many innocent Nigerians including members of our security forces.

2. The recent killing of security operatives by a cult group in Nasarawa state is particularly condemnable. I have directed that no effort or expense be spared in identifying and bringing to justice all those who had a hand in the killing of the operatives.

3. The activities of insurgents and terrorists have been reprehensible, causing fear among our citizens and a near-breakdown of law and order in parts of the country, especially the North. We have taken robust steps to unravel and address the root causes of these crises, but it would appear that there is a systematic effort by insurgents and terrorists to destabilize the Nigerian state and test our collective resolve.

4. Since I returned to the country after cutting short my visit to South Africa and aborting a planned state visit to Namibia, I have received detailed briefings from our security agencies. These briefings indicate that what we are facing is not just militancy or criminality, but a rebellion and insurgency by terrorist groups which pose a very serious threat to national unity and territorial integrity. Already, some northern parts of Borno state have been taken over by groups whose allegiance is to different flags and ideologies.

5. These terrorists and insurgents seem determined to establish control and authority over parts of our beloved nation and to progressively overwhelm the rest of the country. In many places, they have destroyed the Nigerian flag and other symbols of state authority and in their place, hoisted strange flags suggesting the exercise of alternative sovereignty.

6. They have attacked government buildings and facilities. They have murdered innocent citizens and state officials. They have set houses ablaze, and taken women and children as hostages. These actions amount to a declaration of war and a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the Nigerian state and threaten her territorial integrity. As a responsible government, we will not tolerate this.

7. Previously, we adopted a multi-track approach to the resolution of this problem through actions which included persuasion, dialogue and widespread consultation with the political, religious and community leaders in the affected states.

8. We exercised restraint to allow for all efforts by both State Governors and well-meaning Nigerians to stop the repeated cases of mindless violence.

9. Yet, the insurgents and terrorists seek to prevent government from fulfilling its constitutional obligations to the people as they pursue their fanatical agenda of mayhem, mass murder, division and separatism.

10. While the efforts at persuasion and dialogue will continue, let me reiterate that we have a sacred duty to ensure the security and well-being of all our people and protect the sovereign integrity of our country. Therefore, we shall, on no account, shy away from doing whatever becomes necessary to provide the fullest possible security for the citizens of this country in any part of the country they choose to reside.

11. We have a duty to stand firm against those who threaten the sovereign integrity of the Nigerian state. Our will is strong, because our faith lies in the indivisibility of Nigeria.

12. Following recent developments in the affected states, it has become necessary for Government to take extraordinary measures to restore normalcy. After wide consultations, and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the provisions of Section 305, sub-section 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I hereby declare a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

13. Accordingly, the Chief of Defence Staff has been directed to immediately deploy more troops to these states for more effective internal security operations. The troops and other security agencies involved in these operations have orders to take all necessary action, within the ambit of their rules of engagement, to put an end to the impunity of insurgents and terrorists.

14. This will include the authority to arrest and detain suspects, the taking of possession and control of any building or structure used for terrorist purposes, the lock-down of any area of terrorist operation, the conduct of searches, and the apprehension of persons in illegal possession of weapons.

15. The details of this Proclamation will be transmitted to the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. But in the meantime, let me make it clear that within the purview of this Proclamation, the Governors and other political office holders in the affected states will continue to discharge their constitutional responsibilities.

16. I urge the political leadership in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to co-operate maximally with the Armed Forces and the Police to ensure that the exercise succeeds. We call on the citizenry to co-operate with our security agencies to ensure a return to normalcy within the shortest possible time.

17. I am again approaching our neighbouring countries, through diplomatic channels, as done in the recent past, for their co-operation in apprehending any terrorist elements that may escape across the border.

18. Nigerians are peace-loving people; these sad events perpetrated by those who do not wish our nation well have not changed the essential character of our people.

19. I want to reassure you all that those who are directly or indirectly encouraging any form of rebellion against the Nigerian state, and their collaborators; those insurgents and terrorists who take delight in killing our security operatives, whoever they may be, wherever they may go, we will hunt them down, we will fish them out, and we will bring them to justice. No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror.

20.I am convinced that with your support and prayers, we shall overcome these challenges and together, we will restore every part of our country to the path of peace, growth and development.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Posted: at 14-05-2013 09:05 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 14-05-2013 09:11 PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: franel on 14-05-2013 09:05 PM
VIDEO: President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. The President made the declaration during a nationwide broadcast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jxtswIaWKo#

Full Text of President Jonathan’s National Broadcast, May 14, 2013

ADDRESS

BY

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR

ON THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BORNO, YOBE AND ADAMAWA STATES IN ORDER TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE AFFECTED STATES OF THE FEDERATION

MAY 14, 2013

Dear compatriots,

1. It has become necessary for me to address you on the recent spate of terrorist activities and protracted security challenges in some parts of the country, particularly in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and most recently Bayelsa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states. These unfortunate events have led to needless loss of lives and property of many innocent Nigerians including members of our security forces.

2. The recent killing of security operatives by a cult group in Nasarawa state is particularly condemnable. I have directed that no effort or expense be spared in identifying and bringing to justice all those who had a hand in the killing of the operatives.

3. The activities of insurgents and terrorists have been reprehensible, causing fear among our citizens and a near-breakdown of law and order in parts of the country, especially the North. We have taken robust steps to unravel and address the root causes of these crises, but it would appear that there is a systematic effort by insurgents and terrorists to destabilize the Nigerian state and test our collective resolve.

4. Since I returned to the country after cutting short my visit to South Africa and aborting a planned state visit to Namibia, I have received detailed briefings from our security agencies. These briefings indicate that what we are facing is not just militancy or criminality, but a rebellion and insurgency by terrorist groups which pose a very serious threat to national unity and territorial integrity. Already, some northern parts of Borno state have been taken over by groups whose allegiance is to different flags and ideologies.

5. These terrorists and insurgents seem determined to establish control and authority over parts of our beloved nation and to progressively overwhelm the rest of the country. In many places, they have destroyed the Nigerian flag and other symbols of state authority and in their place, hoisted strange flags suggesting the exercise of alternative sovereignty.

6. They have attacked government buildings and facilities. They have murdered innocent citizens and state officials. They have set houses ablaze, and taken women and children as hostages. These actions amount to a declaration of war and a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the Nigerian state and threaten her territorial integrity. As a responsible government, we will not tolerate this.

7. Previously, we adopted a multi-track approach to the resolution of this problem through actions which included persuasion, dialogue and widespread consultation with the political, religious and community leaders in the affected states.

8. We exercised restraint to allow for all efforts by both State Governors and well-meaning Nigerians to stop the repeated cases of mindless violence.

9. Yet, the insurgents and terrorists seek to prevent government from fulfilling its constitutional obligations to the people as they pursue their fanatical agenda of mayhem, mass murder, division and separatism.

10. While the efforts at persuasion and dialogue will continue, let me reiterate that we have a sacred duty to ensure the security and well-being of all our people and protect the sovereign integrity of our country. Therefore, we shall, on no account, shy away from doing whatever becomes necessary to provide the fullest possible security for the citizens of this country in any part of the country they choose to reside.

11. We have a duty to stand firm against those who threaten the sovereign integrity of the Nigerian state. Our will is strong, because our faith lies in the indivisibility of Nigeria.

12. Following recent developments in the affected states, it has become necessary for Government to take extraordinary measures to restore normalcy. After wide consultations, and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the provisions of Section 305, sub-section 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I hereby declare a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

13. Accordingly, the Chief of Defence Staff has been directed to immediately deploy more troops to these states for more effective internal security operations. The troops and other security agencies involved in these operations have orders to take all necessary action, within the ambit of their rules of engagement, to put an end to the impunity of insurgents and terrorists.

14. This will include the authority to arrest and detain suspects, the taking of possession and control of any building or structure used for terrorist purposes, the lock-down of any area of terrorist operation, the conduct of searches, and the apprehension of persons in illegal possession of weapons.

15. The details of this Proclamation will be transmitted to the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. But in the meantime, let me make it clear that within the purview of this Proclamation, the Governors and other political office holders in the affected states will continue to discharge their constitutional responsibilities.

16. I urge the political leadership in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to co-operate maximally with the Armed Forces and the Police to ensure that the exercise succeeds. We call on the citizenry to co-operate with our security agencies to ensure a return to normalcy within the shortest possible time.

17. I am again approaching our neighbouring countries, through diplomatic channels, as done in the recent past, for their co-operation in apprehending any terrorist elements that may escape across the border.

18. Nigerians are peace-loving people; these sad events perpetrated by those who do not wish our nation well have not changed the essential character of our people.

19. I want to reassure you all that those who are directly or indirectly encouraging any form of rebellion against the Nigerian state, and their collaborators; those insurgents and terrorists who take delight in killing our security operatives, whoever they may be, wherever they may go, we will hunt them down, we will fish them out, and we will bring them to justice. No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror.

20.I am convinced that with your support and prayers, we shall overcome these challenges and together, we will restore every part of our country to the path of peace, growth and development.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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Quote from: I-Don-Come on 14-05-2013 07:53 PM
Kill those unfortunate human being.... Every MUSLIM are potential born terrorists... But to be frank with you....I am horny right now. I need help
you always be horny, small time now we go hear say one rapist have been stab to death.
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- lyfxmatex at 14-05-2013 09:47 PM (8 years ago)
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dos governors are criminals, what are there still doin on that sit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Lips Sealed Embarrassed
Posted: at 14-05-2013 09:47 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Unikpearl at 14-05-2013 10:00 PM (8 years ago)
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Nice
Posted: at 14-05-2013 10:00 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 14-05-2013 10:01 PM (8 years ago)
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Great move !
Posted: at 14-05-2013 10:01 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Noble12 at 14-05-2013 10:13 PM (8 years ago)
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Jona jona! Na animals you for the rule not human beings! Ma guy jona! That place no fit at all. Na for Zoo you for the Work.
Posted: at 14-05-2013 10:13 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- longben at 14-05-2013 10:13 PM (8 years ago)
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finally showing balls of steel.crush them,crush them,crush them to the last bit.am going to sing myself to sleep tonight
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- proly at 14-05-2013 10:16 PM (8 years ago)
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kkk
Posted: at 14-05-2013 10:16 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- pchinedu20 at 14-05-2013 10:33 PM (8 years ago)
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Enough is enough
Posted: at 14-05-2013 10:33 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moni4real at 14-05-2013 10:40 PM (8 years ago)
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NOW U ARE TALKING JONATHAN, LET ME SAY IT AGAIN, ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION. ANY RELIGION THAT ENCOURAGES KILLING IS BAD ONE, HOLY WAR MY FOOT.LET NORTHERNERS BE ON THEIR OWN, NIGERIA IS TIREDOF THEM, THEY HAVE DONE MORE BAD THAN GOOD, SHIT
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