Adamawa governor denies using N200m to pray against Boko Haram

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrila Bindow has denied using the sum of N200m to pray against Boko Haram attacks in the state

 

In a report by Vanguard, the governor said that he was not using the sum to mobilise prayer warriors against Boko Haram insurgents as reported by the media.

However, the government says the amount would be used to strengthen existing community surveillance and intelligence gathering to check mate the operations of the insurgents.

There were earlier reports 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.

In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mathias Yohanna, the report was denied.

'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 statement read in part.

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

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