- Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, says inadequate funding is hampering the effective fight against terrorism
- Shehu states that the shortage of personnel in the war against terrorism is the reason for the lack of security presence in some communities affected by insurgency
Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, says the National Assembly’s delay in approving President Buhari’s request of withdrawing $1bn from the excess crude oil in purchasing arms for the troops has led to inadequate funding to effectively fight the war against terrorism.
Shehu told Channels TV on Wednesday, April 24, that the shortage of personnel in the war against terrorism was the reason for the lack of security presence in some communities affected by insurgency.
“The thing about law enforcement is that they are not present 24 hours of the day in all of these communities because of the inadequacy of their numbers,” he said.
The presidential aide said the security agencies were doing a good job in the counter insurgency operations.
He said soldiers are flushing out the bandits and their informants in Zamfara and other crisis prone areas.
He also urged residents in crisis prone areas to work closely with security forces.
In another report, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said Boko Haram insurgents are collaborating with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to carry out attacks in Borno state.
TVC News reports that Buratai made the statement during a speech at the conference at the infantry corps of the Army, held at the military cantonment in Jaji, Kaduna state.
The army chief said the Nigerian military under his watch watch will always be a step ahead of the group.
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