Nigeria says some world powers are refusing to supply vital weapons needed to fight Boko Haram and other terror and insurgency groups attacking the country.

The government also alleged that some countries are delaying the supply of such weapons which has been paid for, adding that such actions are hampering its efforts towards eradication of violent crimes in the country.

For it to succeed in the war, the government said on Thursday that it needs those vital weapons and expressed concerns that delays in getting armaments from world powers were hampering the push against the insurgents.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while fielding questions when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said he believed the international community could help Nigeria in fighting terrorism better than they were doing now.

Mohammed alleged that some world powers have refused to sell to Nigeria weapons needed to fight insurgency in the country.

“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. 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 stated.


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