A former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a six-month state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
He says this is if indeed Buhari wants Boko Haram to be totally defeated.
According to the convener of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Buhari has to appoint very senior military officers to take charge of the states within the six months.
He stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
He said, “Once again I congratulate the armed forces for their brilliant job. But we will be deceiving ourselves if we continue to believe that we can defeat the Boko Haram by allowing the state government to operate side by side with the military.
“It must be remembered that accusations are being made by people who give support to the Boko Haram, but I can say with all seriousness that these supporters of Boko Haram are within the state of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and very few from outside.
“A state of emergency will definitely create a very conducive atmosphere for the military to act on their own, particularly, a sole administrator who also must be a very senior military officer, and I can assure Mr. President that within the next six months Boko Haram will be given a final burial.”
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