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CHAPTER TWO

State of Emergency The deteriorating security conditions in northern Nigeria saw the violence spreading from Bornu, the traditional base of the sect to other northern states, which impelled the Federal Government to “take some decisive measures necessary to restore normalcy in the country especially within the affected communities”.30 On that basis, in the exercise of the powers conferred on the president by the provisions of section 305(1) of the Constitution, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan declared a state of emergency in parts of the states of Yobe, Plateau, Bornu and Niger. More specifically, the emergency rule covered the following parts of the federation, namely: (i) Borno State a) Maidugiri Metropolitan LGA b) Gamboru Ngala LGA c) Banki Bama LGA d) Biu LGA e) Jere LGA (ii) Yobe State a) Damaturu LGA b) Geidam LGA c) Potiskum LGA d) Buniyadi-Gujba LGA e) Gasua-Bade LGA (iii) Plateau State a) Jos North LGA b) Jos South LGA

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Presidential broadcast, December 31, 2011.

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