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Nigerian Govt Blames ‘Global Powers’ for Failure to Fight Terrorism

Nigerian Govt Blames ‘Global Powers’ for Failure to Fight Terrorism

Nigeria’s government has blamed what it called ‘global powers’ for its inability to fight terrorists within its shores.

Information minister, Lai Mohammed, said on Monday in Makudi, Benue State, that ‘global poers’ are deliberately blocking Nigeria’s moves to acquire the needed armament and support to end terrorism and insurgency in the country.

Mohammed said the action of the world powers was deleterious, and a ploy to frustrate Nigeria’s resolve to end terrorism on Nigeria.

He said, “We will never stop protecting lives and livelihoods. However, we must also understand that we are dealing with terrorists who are financed globally and we also need more support from global partners.

“For instance, Nigeria had made attempts to acquire better and more effective weapons to deal with the terrorists, but for one reason or the other we have been denied these platforms.”

He said about Saturday’s terrorist attack in Borno that “What actually happened in Borno was quite unfortunate, but we also have to look at the strategy of the terrorists. Terrorists use media and publicity as oxygen and so when they go on this kind of mindless killings, a dying terrorist group will suddenly spring to life.

“This does not mean the government is not doing enough. Terrorists everywhere have the same concept which is a group of people who are extremists and do not believe that you and I should be alive.”


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