The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mohammed Zakari, said the lawmakers rejected President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for extension of state of emergency in the three North-East states (Borno, Yobe, Adamawa) worst hit by a bloody insurgency by the extremist Boko Haram sect.
Zakari announced this to newsmen shortly after the house rose from its executive session.
Zakari said the house resolved that the Federal Government should rely on the provisions of the constitution to deploy military personnel to further combat insurgency in the affected region.
He said, “We have not extended the emergency rule, rather we have asked the president to rely on section 8 of the Armed Forces Act which empowers him to deploy the military to troubled spots of the country.
Reps reject extension of emergency rule in troubled states