Minister of interior, Abdukrahma Dambazau has stated on behalf of the Federal Government that they did not give Miyetti Allah any money.
This was in reaction to reports that Federal Government gave the Miyetti Allah group the sum of a N100billion for the insecurity in the country to come to an end.
The minister described information that government gave the group money as the ”fabrication of mischief makers’ while fielding questions from newsmen.
“Let me state categorically that during our meeting with members of the Miyetti Allah representatives, no issue of money was discussed at all, not to talk about giving them any.
“We did not give them even one kobo, the information being spread is the fabrication of mischief makers trying to divert from the matter facing us, which is the killing of innocent citizens.
The minister also spoke about the purpose of his visit to Zamfara State.
“My visit to Zamfara today is in furtherance of that meeting to discuss with stakeholders and as you have seen, we are on course and confident that the issue of banditry in all the affected states is coming to an end,” he said.