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Group demands inquest into use of anti-terror funds

09 June 2015, 08:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called for a probe into the use of funds allocated to some states to combat terror.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States are the areas worst affected by terror.

National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA affirmed thus, “till the end of January
2015 nine local governments in Borno State were under full Boko Haram occupation.”

These were mentioned as Gwoza, Bama, Mafa, Dikwa, Kala-Balge, Ngala, Marte, Abadam and Mobbar. The other areas were mentioned as Michika and Madagali in Adamawa State as well as Gujba and Gulani in Yobe State.

Also Read: Ribadu laments bomb blast in Adamawa

HURIWA said it was “a well known fact” that during the period of occupation by the terrorists the entire administrative structures of those local councils were in disarray and it is imperative to ask relevant questions to ascertain how those allocations for the local government areas were used.

“Did these state governors shared these allocations to the Boko Haram administrators or what?”

HURIWA said the continuous silence of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the defunct seventh session of the National Assembly had made it imperative that the incoming National Assembly and the soon-to-be constituted Executive Council of the federation demand unambiguous accounts of the management or mismanagement of the funds in question.

- CAJ News


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