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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Nigeria now in a state of emergency- Speaker House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, says

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says Nigeria is currently in a state of emergency.

While speaking at a “Capacity/Interactive Needs Assessment Workshop of Security Sector Related Committees in the House of Representatives.” in Abuja yesterday, Dogara said the deployment of military personnel in over 28 states in the country to engage in civil and security duties constitutionally reserved for the Nigeria Police, is an indication that Nigeria is currently in a statement of emergency.


According to him, soldiers who are meant to be complimenting the job of the police, can now be seen in all parts of the country, doing the civil duties of the police and other security agents. He added that this trend is worrisome.
“It is worrisome that Nigeria is effectively permanently in a state of emergency as the Armed Forces are deployed in more than 28 states of the federation in peacetime. The Armed Forces have virtually taken over routine police work in Nigeria. They are no longer acting in aid of civil authorities but have become the civil authorities. Section 217 of the constitution spells out the duties and responsibilities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, which include defending Nigeria from external aggression; maintaining Nigeria’s territorial integrity; and securing our borders from violation from land, sea or air; suppressing insurrection and acting in aid of civil authorities to restore order when called upon to do so by the President”he said

15 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Nigeria has never been a nation. That's why we're experiencing this, Let us disintegrate.

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Anonymous said...

See who is talking

Cornelius Chukwu said...

Sir, whose fault?

daniel ubong said...

That's the sign of a bad government.

anonymous said...

Evil is LOOMING in the country. The military is up to no good. Any attempt by the military to strike again against a Democratic Government in Power will meet Instant Resistance from Home and Abroad. Any attempt for the military to strike will be tantamount to the country breaking up. Nigeria will Never be one country again if the military carry out any SATANIC agenda that is not in the Interest of Democracy. In as much as the Civilian government we have now is Extremely Corrupt does not give the military any Excuse to try to take over. In as much as we have a Ghost President living in England is not any Excuse for the military to strike. For the military to strike, it means the Evil cabal ruling this country wants Power to be retained in one region of the country thereby undermining True Democracy. Any Evil plan to use the Military Thwart Democracy that MKO ABIOLA fought and Died for will NOT WORK. The Military, my advise to you, DON'T PLAY WITH FIRE. The FIRE will CONSUME NIGERIA. Look at Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, these cities because of WAR is like the end of days. Like Armageddon.

Apologist Azolike Nonso Afamefuna said...

When there is a stalemate in Anambra State Government, that is when Nigeria would know what mess it is currently. They are still comfy in Abuja. Biafra and it ill wind must blow across everybody; it would reach Buhari's hospital in London. Since Buhari and his APC led government has refused restructuring, they must pay with the blood of their children. Anambra state will shock Nigerians

EDWIN edDREAMZ CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...

Rubbish, thunder fire all of una...

dee boi said...

See whoz talking... dee

Dupsy B said...

Real thunder! But we are in trouble.. Dear God please take control

Nwa na Dubai said...

The irony of it all is that most Nigerians don't even know what is state of emergency. a people who wake up every day to constant police and military harassments, ready to kill armed robbers,dangerous motor park touts, unrepentant cult members, criminal minded politicians in the name of leaders etc.now tell me what state this people are living in

Nwa na Dubai said...

The irony of it all is that most Nigerians don't even know what is state of emergency. a people who wake up every day to constant police and military harassments, ready to kill armed robbers,dangerous motor park touts, unrepentant cult members, criminal minded politicians in the name of leaders etc.now tell me what state this people are living in

Vivian Reginalds said...

mtchew
If Nigeria likes let it be in 'STATE OF DEATH'!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Babatope said...

I beg to disagree. Rather we need to urgently declare a state of emergency in the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

Anonymous said...

You are right Dogara and who put us in this state?? APC with its lack of /bad leadership. Just left Nigeria to float without direction for 3 years.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are now used to suffering. Blame Buhari.

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