National Assembly approves state of emergency extension

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved a six-month extension to the state of emergency in three northeast states hit by Islamist militant violence following a request by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Senators unanimously approved the continuation of special powers in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in a vote, following a similar backing from the lower chamber House of Representatives last week.

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