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$1bn Insurgency Fund: MMWG warns against diversion 

 

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) at the weekend commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the release of N1billion dollars from the excess crude account to tackle Boko Haram insurgency which has continued to plague the North East region of the country.
The group in a statement by its National Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi urged the National Assembly not to create any bottleneck following the approval of the fund by the National Economic Council at its recent meeting, in the interest of good governance,  peace, stability and economic viability of the nation.
MMWG charged the President to keep a close-watch on the disbursement of the funds to guide against the unfortunate scenario that has turned to litigation and incarceration of some citizens over disbursement by the immediate-past government.
“We also call on the FG to embark on critical review of the security situation in the country and put a stop to wanton killings of innocent people, abductions and kidnapping which has made Nigeria insecure in the sight of the international community.”
Additionally, the group called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu, the only Christian student among the abducted students of Dapchi Government Science & Technical College, Yobe State.
While commending President Buhari on his effort that led to the release of Dapchi girls, we call on him and those connected with the negotiation of the release to expedite action on the immediate and unconditional release of the girl to join her family.
“It is unislamic to force anyone to embrace Islam as God says emphatically in the Holy Qur’an that ‘There is no compulsion in the Religion of Islam’.
“That is the reason why we believe that most if not all the doctrines of Boko Haram have no basis in Islam and to that extent they are not Muslims,” the statement said.
MMWG also applauded Barr. Aisha Wakil of the National Human Rights Commission on her efforts that led to the release of some abductees and urge her not to relent until Sharibu and all others in captivity are given liberty to return to their respective families.

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