Nigerian lawmakers approve state of emergency extension

AFP , Thursday 7 Nov 2013

Nigerian lawmakers on Thursday approved a request by the country's president to prolong emergency rule in the restive northeast by a further six months to try to quell a bloody Islamist insurgency.

Senators in the upper house of parliament voted unanimously in favour of Goodluck Jonathan's request and agreed "to extend the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states on the same terms and conditions", the approved motion read.

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