Nigeria’s president approves release of $1 bln for military equipment -defence minister


President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the release of $1bn for the purchase of Security equipment to fight Boko Haram and maintain the peace of the country , newsmen report.

Fielding questions from journalists after the indoor security meeting with all Security Chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari, the Defence Minister Mr. Mansur Dan-Ali, said, “I can inform you that of recent, our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, gave approval for the purchase of more equipment for the military, worth $1 billion. “This is a normal meeting of security agencies in the country.

As usual, we discussed the current activities that affected most of the states in the federation like Taraba, Zamfara and other states.

“We have operationalised a division in Sokoto, there will be a brigade in Katsina and another brigade in Zamfara that will take care of security situation in that area.

“The strength of security personnel has increased, including the Air Force additional quick response group, they have added enough manpower in that area, he said.

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