President Goodluck Jonathan is considering the possibility of declaring a state of emergency in some Northern states bedevilled by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade, while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the one-hour emergency security meeting held by President Goodluck Jonathan and service chiefs on Friday said the president will make the final call premised on agitation from some quarters for the declaration of a state of emergency in affected northern states.
The states include Borno, Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Yobe, and Plateau States. Hundreds of persons, including security personnel and civilians have been killed in these states in the last few weeks.
Joint Task Force operate at present in states like Borno and Yobe without recourse to the State Houses of Assembly with unhindered approach to tackle the insurgency, although there is no state of emergency in these states.
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