Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has denied claims the Nigerian government offered to pay Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) N100 billion as a part of efforts to end kidnapping in the country.
While speaking with journalists in Abuja, shortly after a closed-door session with the Senate, Adamu said such measures were unnecessary in tackling kidnapping in the country.
Following a meeting between the IGP and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah, reports had emerged on social media, claiming that the federal government was planning to appease MACBAN with N100 billion to set up cattle ranches for their livestock.
However, Adamu said the social media report was the figment of somebody’s imagination, framed up to distract attention.
“There was nothing like that. That information you got was social media information.
It has nothing to do… there was no any discussion to that effect.
“The source of the information, nobody knows; and certainly it is not from government.
“It is somebody’s imagination that just came up to distract attention,’’ Adamu said.
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