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Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala claimed yesterday, September 30, that the Nigerian authorities had purchased new military equipment to fight insurgency in the North-East.

The minister spoke after providing relief materials to insurgency victims at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Girei, Adamawa State, P.M. News reports.

Okonjo-Iweala said that the newly purchased equipment had finally arrived to Nigeria and expressed hope that terrorism would soon be tackled in the country.

According to the minister, the recent victory of the Nigerian army in the clashes against Boko Haram in Konduga testified to the ability and skills of the Nigerian military.

She added that the officials decided to invest into equipment purchase because of being truly committed to the idea of improving military capability.

It is believed that some of the towns in the North-East are still under control of Boko Haram.

Victims lament over the situation in their villages, as a result of attacks they were forced out of homes and take refuge in the nerighbouring areas.

One of the victims identified as Alhaji Madu urged the Nigerian authorities to enhance effort.

“For how long are we living here and when are we going back to our homes? We appreciate the assistance but the best thing to do is sending Boko Haram out of Gwoza, Madgali, Michika and other places they are holding.”

It would be recalled that Boko Haram militants have recently deployed the new tactics of seizing Nigeria’s town and declaring Islamic Caliphate there.

Earlier this month in the operation against the insurgents in Konduga, the Nigerian military killed the impersonator of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.


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