Goodluck Jonathan
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Nigeria's president declares state of emergency

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in areas worst hit by attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

The measures will affect parts of four states in the north and east of the country, while borders will be closed temporarily in troubled areas.

Mr Jonathan vowed to "crush" Boko Haram, which killed dozens in attacks across the country on Christmas Day.

  • 31 Dec 2011