vigilantyAdamawa State government has earmarked N200 million to engage prayer warriors to seek divine intervention toward ending the state’s lingering security challenges.
This was announced yesterday by Abdurahman Jimeta, the Chief of Staff to the Adamawa governor, in a media chat aired on the Adamawa State Television.
Jimeta explained that the money was sourced from the state and local governments joint account and noted that the government decided to engage the services of prayer warriors for divine intervention and the assistance of vigilante groups because of its determination to do anything that could possibly stamp out insurgency in the state.
“We have earmarked N200 million for prayers to seek for Allah’s intervention in tackling the Boko Haram menace and other insecurity challenges threatening the stability of the state,” Mr.Jimeta said stressing that the Boko Haram scourge has been a source of great worry to the government and people of the state and indeed all North east citizens of Nigeria.
He said that part of that money, which would be spent as security votes, would go into assisting local vigilante teams and security operatives to optimise their services and quicken the processes of eliminating the insurgent group.
On agriculture, he explained that the state government had ordered fertilisers worth over N3 billion for the 2015 farming season and called for massive support for the government’s efforts for a peaceful and stable Adamawa, adding that not much could be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos.
Adamawa is one of the three states most ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has caused the death of about 20,000 people since 2009.
Only yesterday, 11 fighter aircrafts arrived in Yola to facilitate aerial fight against the group that has terrorised three states including Adamawa, Yobe and Borno in particular. NAN

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