Presidency to Clark: State of emergency not solution to security challenges
The presidency says declaration of a state of emergency in troubled states in the country as currently being canvassed for by former Minister of Information Sir Edwin Clark, was not the solution to achieving lasting peace in the areas.
Chief Clark had yesterday called on the President to declare states of emergencies in Benue, Taraba and Yobe states, following the spate of killings and kidnap.
In the reaction, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said resolving the issues in the troubled regions goes beyond a state of emergency.
““Under President (Goodluck Jonathan), state of emergency was declared in those three states, what did it achieve?” he questioned.
“That is already telling you that it goes beyond a state of emergency.”
“What should happen is bringing a decisive and final end to the insurgency raving those states and by the grace of God, we are almost there,” Adesina said.