Nigeria senate demands military explanation on emergency rule in NE

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes a declaration in front of supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014Nigerian senators on Wednesday demanded to hear testimony from top military brass before voting on a government request to extend emergency rule in the restive northeast. President Goodluck Jonathan has asked for a six-month extension of the special measures to continue an offensive against Boko Haram, but critics say emergency rule has been a complete failure with violence worsening since it was imposed in May last year.

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