Nigeria – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, this evening declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in Nigeria. He made this declaration during a 15-minute broadcast across the network services of the Nigeria Television Authority, the Voice of Nigeria and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
This decision was against the advise given by the Nigerian Governors Forum.
In the words of the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces of Nigeria,
“The activities of insurgents have been intolerable. 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.”