Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, on Sunday, urged the Federal Government to equip the military with modern weapons to tackle insecurity.


Babangida said the Federal Government should also train the military in the use of modern weapons.


He stated this in an interview with BBC Hausa Services.


According to Babangida: “Provide them with all they require and let them know this is their country, they’ve no other better than this.


“They also need to be trained on how to use the modern weapons, not to get weapons and just hand them over to them. They should be trained.”


The former leader also disclosed that he usually advised the Federal Government on ways to end insecurity.


He said: ”We give advice, as we can, but we don’t make noise about it. We don’t announce that this is what we say.


“We should unite, we should support those in power, we are all working towards achieving the same goal. Between the leaders and citizens, we need peace and a harmonious relationship.”


Babangida further urged Nigerians to unite with the government in the fight against insecurity.


“This problem of insecurity, every government has its experience but if we unite. I remember how we fought the civil war for 3 years, the people supported the government, the government did its best, bought what was necessary, those who fought were made to understand that this country is the best for them,” he said.