The National Peace Summit Group, NPSG, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to have a rethink and exclude Adamawa State from among the states under emergency rule, noting that the situation there was not as precarious as in Borno and Yobe states.
President Jonathan had on May 14 declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States, the parts of the north where Boko Haram insurgency is prominent.
National Coordinator of NPSG, Mr. Theophilus Ekpon, however described Adamawa as the most peaceful state in the North East.
While commending Jonathan for his proactive effort in addressing the protracted insecurity situation in the North East, Ekpon pleaded with the president to reconsider the case of Adamawa.
He said, “the Federal Government took the decision after very wide consultations with relevant stakeholders in order to restore normalcy to the North East. Part of the president’s effort at restoring normalcy is the granting of amnesty to insurgents from the North despite opposition from across the country.”
“The situation in Adamawa State under the leadership of Governor Murtala Nyako is not the same as Borno and Yobe states which are the epicentres of the insurgency.”