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No plan to pay repentant insurgents N150,000 monthly – presidency


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Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has dismissed as untrue reports that repentant Boko Haram members will be paid N150,000 monthly.

Reports emerged on social media that the Nigerian government was making plans to pay insurgents who renounce their membership to terrorist groups the said some per month.

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However, Ahmad urged Nigerians to disregard the report.

Ahmad on his Twitter page wrote:

“FAKE NEWS ALERT: The Federal Government is NOT planning to start paying repented Boko Haram members N150,000 monthly.

“The story is baseless and should be regarded as the usual fake news. When you see it here or on WhatsApp, ask the poster to provide a credible source of the story.”