North-east Rehabilitation: Adamawa Christians Accuse FG of Discrimination


By Paul Obi in Abuja
Christians from seven local government areas (LGAs) in Adamawa State on Tuesday accused the federal government of bias and discrimination in the rehabilitation of the North-east geo-political zone ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The accusations came on the heels of recent allegations by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) accusing the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, of sitting on the fence while Christians are being hacked to death and their properties destroyed by Boko Haram and other religious extremists in the north.
The Christians drawn from Gombi, Hong, Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South decried the systemic discrimination against Christians by the federal government, particularly the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the rehabilitation of victims affected by the Boko Haram terrorism.
They argued that all palliatives and interventions initiated by government through the Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative (PCNI), NEMA and the state government have tilted their interventions and humanitarian assistance in favour of Muslims to the outright neglect of the Christian communities in Adamawa State.
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