Edwin Clarke: Declare state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe
Frontline politician and a Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria’s troubled state Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to enable the military fully mop up the continued excesses of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Chief Clark made the appeal today at his Abuja residence while speaking with journalists.
According to him, a state of emergency will create a very conducive atmosphere for the military to act on their own, while being while being supervised by a top military commander.
“Once again I congratulate the armed forces for their brilliant job. But we will be deceiving ourselves if we continue to believe that we can defeat the Boko Haram by allowing the state government to operate side by side with the military.
“It must be remembered that accusations are being made by people who give support to the Boko Haram, but I can say with all seriousness that this supporters of Boko Haram are within the state of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and very few from outside.
“A state of emergency will definitely create a very conducive atmosphere for the military to act on their own, particularly, a sole administrator who also must be a very senior military officer, and I can assure Mr. President that within the next six months Boko Haram will be given a final burial,” he said.