Nigerian military well equipped to fight Boko Haram – Official

A lot of assets and security gadgets are being deployed for the fight against Boko Haram.


The Federal Government on Monday said it had enough equipment to fight and curtail the activities of Boko Haram.

The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, said this at a news conference in Abuja.

He said contrary to insinuation in some quarters that insurgency elements had more sophisticated weapons, the military were more equipped and well trained to curtail the activities of insurgents.

According to Mr. Omeri, a lot of asset and security gadgets are being deployed for the fight against Boko Haram and the Federal Government will not relent in its efforts to bring them to justice.

He said the recent incessant attacks by the terrorist group suggested that their days were coming to an end, and that this accounted for their desperation.

He appealed for calm among Nigerians and said that statements inimical to the security of the people should be jettisoned.

“We wish to state our concern over statements being dished out by various organisations, groups and some individuals that tend to further worsen the security situation in the country. We call on Nigerians to stop any war mongering aimed at heating up the already tense situation in the polity,” he said.

Mr. Omeri appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the government.

“The Federal Government is doing everything to protect all citizens across the country,” he said.



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  • johansen

    You this ARAGO man from keana, I wonder what anyone could possibly say at this point, that will heat up the polity than it already is.

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  • John green

    We have all the equipment but we can’t fight the menace, then where is something wrong? I guess MR president needs to come out and tell us where the shoes are paining him or the lies he has been telling us. If they all have everything, what’s wrong?? It seems the power to remain on the seat irrespectives of what it takes is really the main issue here. Since jonathan wants to remain in Aso rock irrespective of the lives been lost per day, he will do anything to survive it. Nigerians are tired of all your lies and we are not convinced about those gullible thought of yours to bring the heads of nigerians against eachother, we are well matured and know the type of politics you’r playing.. Northerners can’t be so desperate to be on the seat and be killing themselves, it’s purely the act to use it against them and it will not work.. No major developmental projects in the nation and those in that regions are majorly zero, so what criteria does he have to contest another election in this country again, we won’t wait for 100years before your silly excuse can manifest into any reality.. We will vote you out comes 2015 because the youth are hungry and tired of your excuses everyday

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Military well eqipped, but they are losing the war

  • teddy

    Really Mr. Omeri, so what are they waiting for? Probably until the whole northeastern Nigeria is wiped out or maybe the blood bank of the demons in charge are not yet full. Every soul/persons involved in this on going blood bath in the country(knowingly/unknowingly) will certainly pay for it. Here & in the hereafter.

  • saleem

    These GEJ people will not stop at any thing to rubbish us. We need the collective will of the people to kick them out come 2015 if not so…..

  • Dr.Dan

    You have the equipments but lack the courage to engage the terrorist. you lack a decisive commander in chief that won’t accept stories but lack motivated,patriotic and courageous soldiers who are willing to take the battle to Sambisa forest and smoke out these terrorist. What we have as soldiers are cowards weak men who are afraid to fight. We have a clueless and weak Commander in Chief who is not bothered whether the country burns or all the churches in the North are burnt and every girl taken as sex slaves, inasmuch as Aso rock is safe with sufficient liquor and 2015 is guaranteed he is ok.