Nigeria Seeks To Extend State Of Emergency In Three Northern States

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will ask the national assembly to extend a state of emergency in three northeastern states hit by Islamist militant violence when it expires this week, the Justice Minister said on Monday.

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Jonathan had ordered troops into Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, where several hundred people have died in a five-year old insurgency by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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