The Presidency has replied elder statesman Edwin Clark that declaring a state of emergency is not enough to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency.
Clark had earlier on Monday, March 5, 2018, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the three north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. But Buhari’s top media aide Femi Adesina thinks otherwise.
“Under Goodluck Jonathan, state of emergency was declared in those three states, what did it achieve?” Adesina questioned during a Skype interview with Channels Television on Monday.“What should happen is bringing a decisive and final end to the insurgency raving those states and by the grace of God, we are almost there.”
Adesina had earlier announced in a statement that Buhari would be visiting some troubled states in the country.“The President is going to those states to visit everyone; all stakeholders are going to be invited to meetings traditional rulers, farmers, herdsmen, community leaders,” Adesina said.He dismissed claims the visits were delayed for political reasons.