Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that certain world powers have refused to sell weapons to the Nigerian government to prosecute the war against the Boko Haram insurgents and tackle other forms of insecurity.
Mohammed disclosed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja today August 13. The Minister appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments, to deny the country these important weapons at this time.
“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.
Certain world powers have refused to even sell to us certain vital weapons.”
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.” he said
Mohammed added that the progress the Buhari-led administration has made in security can only be ascertained when compared with the level of insecurity that was in Nigeria pre-2015 when it came into power.