A FEMALE lawmaker, Mrs. Wulbina Jackson, representing Guyuk constituency in Adamawa state has commended President Goodluck Jonathan, over the state of emergency declared in the state, saying that the action was to save lives.
Jackson, who spoke with The Guardian Friday in Yola, said it was evident that the state government has exhausted its plans and strategies to tackle the massive killings going on for over one year in the state.
She pointed out that it was the constitutional right of the President to take such action when it was practically evident that the state government has run out of strategies to curb the senseless and heartless killings of Nigerians.
The chemistry teacher-turned-politician dismissed the insinuations by some politicians that the state of emergency declared in Adamawa state was politically motivated, stating that the killings in the state by gunmen was taking place every day.
“How can somebody that stays in Adamawa state say that the state is peaceful? Over 40 students were killed at Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, every month not less than 60 people are killed in Adamawa. So how can you say there is peace in the State?
“Some people are saying there is peace because members of their families are not involved and maybe because they are under security cover. Army discovered a bomb factory in Mubi, SSS uncovered another arms armour in Mayo-Belwa including RPGs. Could someone say that kind of state is in peace?” she asked.
Jackson stressed that the state of emergency will surely bring an end to the terrorists attacks in Adamawa and other parts of the northeast.
She called on the youths to be calm and avoid any lawless acts that can put them in trouble, pointing out that the law enforcement agents are not in the state for politics, but are in Adamawa to maintain law and order and defend the unity of the country.