Lai Mohammed, Who is the Minister of Information and Culture, told the nation that the country needs more weapons and platforms to win the insurgency war.
Mohammed said this statement in Abuja, the nation’s capital during a New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Thursday.
Insecurity: “To fight terrorists we need platforms and weapons,” – Lai Mohammed
“To fight terrorists we need platforms and weapons,” he said.
Mohammed also asked the international community to support the Federal Government to tackle the numerous security challenges facing the country.
While noting that foreign countries can do better in assisting Nigeria, the Minister pleaded with western powers not to deny the current administration support due to what he describes as unsubstantiated arguments.
“I want to use this opportunity to say that the international community can help us better than they are doing right now.
“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 stood his ground by claiming that “certain world powers have refused to even sell to us certain vital weapons.”
According to the Minister, “they have not released to us and they even refused to give us spare parts.”
Although he did not name any country, the minister, however, appealed to some advanced nations saying, “They should please help Nigeria to provide us with these sensitive platforms so that we can fight insecurity more effectively.”
“They should not forget that we are fighting a non-conventional war and at the same time, these people have contacts everywhere,” he said.