Afenifere, a Yoruba pan socio-political group, the South-South governors and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN have hailed President Jonathan for declaring state of emergency in the crisis-ridden Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states on Tuesday.
Secretary General of the Afenifere, Chief Seinde Arogbofa, said the President was right for declaring state of emergency in the states because, the activities of the Boko Haram sect were threatening the unity of the country.
According to Arogbofa, desperate disease needs desperate remedy.
He affirmed, “The Boko Haram insurgency has really tasked us in this country. Lives and property have been destroyed.
“It is a curious combination that is my reservation.”
Also, National President, PFN, Dr Felix Omobude, in a statement on Wednesday, described the measure as long overdue.
The PFN leader and President-General of Gospel Light International Ministries, expressed optimism that the proclamation of emergency rule in the affected states would help check activities of terrorists in the country.
He however urged the Federal Government to go beyond declaration of emergency rule, by ensuring that all those involved in terrorists activities in the country were “promptly brought to justice, so as to reduce the pains being suffered by victims of the Boko Haram Islamic sect.”