Adamawa refutes using N200m for prayers against Boko Haram
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Adamawa refutes using N200m for prayers against Boko Haram

Mfonobong Akpan

Adamawa State Governor, has said that he was not  using N200 million to mobilise prayer warriors against Boko Haram insurgents.  Rather, the government says it is using the amount to strengthen existing community surveillance and intelligence gathering to check mate the operations of the insurgents.

Initially Vanguard had reported that the Adamawa Government on Friday had announced that it had earmarked N200 million to engage prayer warriors to seek divine intervention toward ending the state’s lingering security challenges.

This new position was made in a statement released in Abuja by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mathias Yohanna.

The statement read in part: “One of the challenges inherited by the Government on assumption of office is the menace of Boko Haram insurgency.

“And as a serious and responsive government it deemed it fit to tackle it head on by evolving new security measures and sustaining the existing ones aimed at curbing the menace thereby enhancing security of lives and properties.

The correct position of the matter is that government had evolved a community mobilisation process intended to enhance peace and security in the state.

source: www.vanguardngr.com

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