No End in Sight Yet to Boko Haram Activities – Lai Mohammed

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Minister of and Culture, Lai Mohammed, , Makurdi, the Benue State capital advanced the reason why activities may continue unabated, saying that Nigeria has been denied access acquire adequate weapons fight terrorists.

Speaking journalists after he paid a courtesy visit the state governor, Samuel Ortom, at the government house, Mohammed said “Nigerians will remain at the mercy of terrorists”.

The minister described the killing of rice farmers as ‘unfortunate’ but noted that decimate the terrorist group, the country needed more support from global as well as acquiring adequate weapons fight them.

The minister said, “When we talk about , people don’t seem to appreciate that is not a local issue, it is a global issue and there is no part of the world that doesn’t experience its own pocket of .

“But you must also note that we are dealing with terrorists who are financed globally and we also need more support from global , for instance, Nigeria has made an attempt to acquire a better and more effective platform to with terrorists but for one reason or the we have been denied this platform, these weapons and without adequate weapons or platform we remain at the mercy of terrorists.

The minister further said, “You see terrorists is not a joke because what actually happened Borno State is unfortunate but you must also look at the strategy of the terrorists.

“Terrorists use and publicity as oxygen, so when they go this kind of mindless killing of people. It is not that the government is not doing enough, whether Afghanistan or anywhere the world has the same concept, a group of people who are extremist their thoughts who don’t think that you and me should be alive.”

Governor Samuel Ortom commended the federal government for the of Operation Whirl Stroke to the state.

The Minister of and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on , in Makurdi, the Benue State capital flanked by Gov. Ortom and Deputy, dressed in Benue traditional attires.

Source: The Podium