The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has denied claims to start paying repented Boko Haram members N150,000 monthly.
Yesterday, Thursday 12th November 2020 unverified media sources claimed arrangements had been made by the federal government to pay the repentant terrorists N150,000 monthly.
One unofficial source stated;
“You don’t need a university degree anymore.
“Just join Boko Haram terrorist group, spent two weeks at Sambisa, come out from Sambisa Forest, surrender your AK 47 and repent.
“Buhari-led govt will be paying you 150,000 monthly. Is there any more lucrative business in Nigeria than this?’
Mr. Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, has debunked the claims as he tagged it fake news.
He also urged the public to ask the sharers of the information to name their source.
Bashir Ahmad 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”