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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Adamawa State Budgets N200M for Prayers Against Boko Haram

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow
The Adamawa State Government on Friday announced a package of N200m to engage prayer warriors towards seeking divine intervention to tackle activities of the Boko Haram sect, say what!!!!!!!!! Punch newspaper reports that...
The Chief of Staff of the state governor, Alhaji Abdurahman Jimeta, made the disclosure in a media chat aired on the Adamawa State Television in Yola.
Jimeta explained that the money was sourced from the state and local governments’ joint account.
“We have earmarked N200m for prayers to seek for Allah’s intervention in tackling the Boko Haram menace and other insecurity challenges threatening the stability of the state,” he said.
Jimeta added that part of the money would also be used to assist local vigilante teams and other security operatives.
However, a security analyst based in Abuja, Jide Oluyemi, said the state government’s initiative was a poor one.
He said that even though prayers were necessary, they would not solve the Boko Haram problem.
Oluyemi said, “This is a clueless option. It is not totally workable. I am not disputing that we should not pray, but when we start budgeting money for spiritualists to fight Boko Haram, then, there is a real problem. What we need are equipment and personnel to flush out the insurgents.”

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