Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has said that Nigerians will continue to remain at the mercy of terrorist because the country is in need of support from global partners.
According to Punch, Mohammed said that the killing of the rice farmers in Borno is ‘unfortunate’ however without help from global partners and access to adequate weapons, Nigeria will remain at the mercy of the terrorists.
He made this disclosure while speaking to journalists after a courtesy visit to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday, November 30.
“Nigerians will remain at the mercy of terrorists.
“When we talk about terrorism, people don’t seem to appreciate that terrorism is not a local issue, it is a global issue and there is no part of the world that doesn’t experience its pocket of terrorism.
“But you must also note that we are dealing with terrorists who are financed globally and we also need more support from global partners, for instance, Nigeria has made an attempt to acquire a better and more effective platform to deal with terrorists, but for one reason or the other we have been denied this platform, these weapons and without adequate weapons or platform we remain at the mercy of terrorists.
“Fighting terrorists is not a joke because what happened in Borno State is unfortunate, but you must also look at the strategy of the terrorists.
“Terrorists use media and publicity as oxygen, so they go on this kind of mindless killing of people. It is not that the government is not doing enough, terrorism whether in Afghanistan or anywhere in the world has the same concept, a group of people who are extremist in their thoughts who don’t think that you and I should be alive,”
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