Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed addressing journalists throughout his go to to Makurdi, Borno State capital on Monday, November 30, 2020
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed on Monday reacted to problems with insecurity and the newest killing of farmers in Borno State by calling for extra international help.
He stated terrorism is a world situation and the Federal Government wants help from international forces for stylish weapons to efficiently fight terrorism.
“Terrorism is a global issue and there is no part of the world that is not experiencing these pockets of terrorism. I am glad that you heard from the governor himself that the Federal Government has assisted a lot in curbing the insecurity in Benue State.
“We also need more support from global partners. For instance, Nigeria has made attempt to acquire better and effective platforms to deal with terrorists. But for one reason or the other, we have been denied. And without adequate platforms and weapons we remain at the mercy of terrorists,” the Minister stated.
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Lai Mohammed made this response whereas talking with journalists in Maiduguri, Benue State capital after a gathering with the State Governor Samuel Ortom for a scheduled occasion of the official handing over of the Nigerian Institute of Hospitality and Tourism.
He lamented that the rebel assault in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State which led to the loss of life of 43 farmers is unlucky and the Federal Government is doing all attainable to get rid of the insurgents.
“What happened in Borno State was quite unfortunate but we must also be able to look at the strategy of the terrorists. Terrorists use media and publicity as oxygen.
“When they go on the mindless killing of innocent people, it is like a dying terrorist group which suddenly spring back to life. This doesn’t mean that the Federal Government is not doing well enough.”