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Insecurity: Buhari Approves $1bn For Purchase Of Arms | The Precision

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to
Nigerian Defence authorities for the purchase of security equipment to
fight insecurity in the country.

This was revealed Wednesday by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan
Ali, while speaking with journalists at the end of a security meeting
chaired by the president.
“Of recent, our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for
the purchase of more equipment for the military, worth $1 billion,” he
said.
Mr. Dan Ali also said Wednesday’s meeting was 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,” he
said.
The minister also said the recent deployments to Zamfara and other
neighbouring states of Sokoto and Katsina is expected take care of the
security challenges in the area.
“Of course, 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.
On Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi school girl still in captivity with
Boko Haram, Mr. Dan-Ali said, “Well, we are making all available efforts
to see that the girl is returned safely”.

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