Insecurity: Military has adequate weapons to fight insurgency – Presidency
The Presidency has emphasised that the Nigeria Military are adequately equipped to fight insurgency in the country.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, who appeared on ChannelsTv Tuesday evening, and monitored by AsheNewsonline, also said no service chief ever complained of lack of weapons,, even in recent meetings with Buhari.
He appeared on ChannelsTV shortly after Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo met with Nigeria Governors Forum, and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“Yes talking of those allegations, I hear them, I see them. I see videos. [These allegations are coming from] people that you think should know [better]; people that you think are well educated; people that you think are large-minded enough but they are still operating from small prisms of ethnic consciousness and making wide allegations about security in the country. They are not helping the situation.
“But it’s a democracy. They can say whatever they want to say it doesn’t mean what they’re saying is founded or true but they should realise that when they make those wild allegations, those things are not good for the country.
“Those who are working on security are working and we must team up with them to find lasting solutions to these plaques.
“Today at the security meeting a lot was said about procurement and security agencies did not complain of equipment. Yes additional equipment are coming in from Jordan, China, United States but the complaint was not majorly about equipment.
“The military is well equipped. [Although] nothing spent on security is ever too much because every other thing revolves around security,” Adesina said.