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Nigeria seeks to extend emergency laws

By on November 18, 2014

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

Several hundred people have died in a five-year-old insurgency in the region by the Islamist group Boko Haram, and the emergency laws were extended in November and again in May this year.

After a meeting of the National Defence Council chaired by Jonathan, Adoke said the bill would be presented to parliament immediately.

Boko Haram has defied the emergency to continue its attacks, and this week alone is suspected to have carried out suicide bombings at two schools, a market and a petrol station.

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