World powers denied Nigeria weapons to fight insecurity - FG

 Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
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Ernest Sunday

The Federal Government, after appealing to the world powers for the supply of weapons to fight against insecurity in Nigeria have reportedly stated that the authorities have refused to listen to the request.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed revealed about the appeal on Thursday, August 13, 2020, during a speech with News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

“I want to use this opportunity to say that the international community can help us better than they are doing right now.

“To fight terrorists, we need platforms and weapons.

“When the international community is weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country of vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity, you cannot turn round to accuse the country of not fighting terrorism", he said.

The minister added that the World powers refused to sell weapons to the country.

“For more than two to three years now, we have paid for certain vital weapons that they have not released to us, and they even refused to give us spare parts.

“I think our appeal to them is that they should please help Nigeria to provide us with these sensitive platforms so that we can fight insecurity more effectively.”

The minister also reminded Nigeria citizens the kind of people they are fighting against.

“People should recognise the fact that today, people have weaponised the issues of religion and ethnicity.

“We are dealing with extremely unreasonable people, whether in the northwest or in the northeast.

“They should not forget that we are fighting the non-conventional war and at the same time, these people have contacts everywhere,” he said.

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