Nigerian troops keep watch over suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured in the wake of a gun battle in the Lake Chad border districts.
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
23 April, 2014
(….)There are strong indications that the state of emergency in the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe which ended last Saturday may be extended by another three months, after the meeting of all state governors today.
According to a top military source, the
extension would afford the troops the
opportunity to mop up all their
operations in the area. The sources disclosed that if the state of
emergency was not extended, the
country would be back to the dark days when the terrorists held sway in those areas of the country.
The source added that the military had already started pushing for the extension of the state of emergency, which was their presentation at their last security meeting. The extension, the source revealed, would afford the military the opportunity to consolidate on the gains made so far
and end the insurgency in the country.