Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, has disclosed that the international community have refused to sell weapons to Nigeria to tackle insecurity in the country.
Mohammed claimed that the world powers are doing so because of some “unsubstantiated arguments” on Nigeria’s fight against the insurgents.
Featuring on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Thursday, the information minister appealed to the international community to help Nigeria better than it is doing at the moment so as to help combat the insurgents ravaging communities 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. To fight terrorists we need platforms and weapons,” he said.
“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.
“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.”