Shehu Sani frowns at approval of $1bn to fight Boko Haram insurgents

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district has reacted to the approval of one billion dollars from the 2.3 billion dollars excess crude account by the National Economic Council (NEC) to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast of the country.

In a post on Facebook the senator expressed his dissatisfaction over the approval, report says.

Sani argued that ‘throwing of money to counter those throwing bombs’ may not work. He also said that federal government (FG) has not ‘technically defeated’ the insurgent group.

The senator wrote on his timeline:

‘One billion dollars to fight Boko Haram as approved by the FG officially means the insurgent are yet to be technically defeated.

The breakdown of the sum is necessary to make meaning out of it.

Throwing money to counter those throwing bombs hasn’t worked in the past.’

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