Nigeria has declared a “state of emergency” in three states where the Islamist group Boko Haram is rife.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared the states of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, the three hardest hit by the insurgency.
He said more troops would “immediately” be deployed to the areas.
Mr Jonathan made a similar move in January last year following a spate of Boko Haram attacks, but in that case the decree only applied to specific local government areas in four states.
In seeking to impose the measure across a whole state, Jonathan must first secure the approval of Nigerian legislators, which he pledged to do.
The enhanced powers that come with the measure are unclear.
The Boko Haram insurgency, which the group says is aimed at creating an Islamic state in the country’s mainly Muslim north, has cost some 3,600 lives since 2009, including killings by the security forces.
The “peaceful” religion Islam has crippled yet another nation. The fruit of Koran based Islam is violence, hate and wickedness.
Do not listen to blunt liars who defend Islam. They are not born against religious people, hypocrites, spiritual blind folded and willing to compromise with the Devil.
Have nothing to do with such people.
Jesus the Messiah is God and Lord. Only by His blood, men can be saved from a hundred per cent surety of spending eternity in Hell. Muslims reject that ‘Allah” has a son, have been deceived and work for Satan. Pray that they will repent, and escape the eternal fire. Amen.
Written by Ivar