What Buhari must do urgently to give Boko Haram final burial – Clark

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As a panacea to the lingering terror activities of the Boko Haram sect, Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, suspend all democratic institutions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to allow the military have full control of the states.

He also advised that the President should appoint very senior military officers to handle the states for six months, stating that this would forever bury Boko Haram insurgency in states of the troubled North-East geopolitical zone.

Addressing journalists at his Asokoro residence Abuja on Monday, the elder statesman particularly urged Buhari to use his constitutional powers, to declare a full-scale state of emergency in these frontline states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe similar to what had happened in Plateau state.

He said, “Once again I congratulate the armed forces for their brilliant job. But we will be deceiving ourselves if we continue to believe that we can defeat the Boko Haram by allowing the state government to operate side by side with the military.

“It must be remembered that accusations are being made by people who give support to the Boko Haram, but I can say with all seriousness that this supporters of Boko Haram are within the state of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and very few from outside.

“A state of emergency will definitely create a very conducive atmosphere for the military to act on their own, particularly, a sole administrator who also must be a very senior military officer, and I can assure Mr. President that within the next six months Boko Haram will be given a final burial.”

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