Clark Calls For Declaration Of State Of Emergency In Crisis Hit North-East States

Chief Edwin Clark


LAGOS MARCH 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A former minister of information, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
He said the call was in view of the persistent terrorists’ attacks and insecurity in the states.
Chief Clark explained that the state of emergency in the three states was necessary to allow the military, clear the remnants of the insurgents.
In an open letter to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, which was read to newsmen at his residence yesterday, in Abuja, Clark appealed to Malami to prevail on Buhari to act fast and mandate the military to end insurgency within six months.
The ex-minister said the abduction of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State was a clear indication that the Boko Haram terrorists were still active in the North-east and ready to cause more damage.
He accused Governors Kashim Shettima (Borno) Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa) of frustrating Federal Government’s effort to end insurgency in their states saying they were benefiting from the war.
“The governors of Borno and Yobe states in particular are no doubt frustrating the effort of the federal government in bringing this unfortunate war to an end because of their selfishness and what they stand to gain from it.
“It is a situation whereby the federal government is made to account for all the expenses and happenings in the Northeast, where the state government had made it difficult for the Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) to live an ideal life both in the camp and in their homes caused by ineffectiveness about the administration and lack of focus of the state governments, who wrongly believed that the Boko Haram is a federal government affairs.”

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