Northern Governors Hail Jonathan, Declare Support For Emergency Rule

North-Governors-300x279The declaration of emergency rule in the Northern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa by President Goodluck Jonathan has received the endorsement of the Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF.

The forum said it believes the imposition of emergency rule will complement the offer of amnesty made to the members of Boko Haram sect to restore peace to the affected states.

Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu who doubles as chairman of the Forum and Governor of Niger State, in a statement on Friday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, urged all security agencies deployed to the affected states to operate by their rules of engagement.

He advised the military to respect the sanctity of human lives, especially civilians who are not involved in the crisis.

The statement further enjoined people in the affected states to also cooperate with military personnel posted to their areas to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

The Forum hailed President Jonathan for taking the action and also appealed to Boko Haram to accept government’s gesture of amnesty so that lasting peace will return to the region and Nigeria in general.

The forum also commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in an attack by gunmen in Daura, Katsina State on Thursday and advised citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement or persons to the police or other security agencies.


  1. Who are the members of Boko Haram? Are they really who the people think they are? We should stop deceiving ourselves. What is currently happening in the north is a hinding coordinated planned work by the PDP leaders for their 2015 selfish and sentimental interest which they will never succeed insha Allah. Will the Jonathan swear to God with Godly mind that he knew nothing about the operation of Boko Haram? God will definitely reveal and disgrace whosoever the culprits are very soon insha Allah.