BOKO HARAM: FG ORDERS MILITARY TO PURCHASE ARMS IMMEDIATELY

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The presidency has ordered quick arms procurement of vital gear for the armed forces in keeping with the Federal Government coverage of buying such gadgets from the unique producers on government-to- authorities foundation.

The president additionally directed the enhancement of the welfare of troops, notably these serving in operational areas inside the nation, Guardian experiences.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali who disclosed this yesterday throughout a gathering with the service chiefs on the he Ship House, Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ordered the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to relocate to the North East pending when the safety scenario improves.

He additionally directed the General Officer Commanding the 8 Division, Nigerian Army to relocate his tactical headquarters from Sokoto to Gusau, Zamfara State to supervise the conduct of Operation Sharan Dahi.

The minister mandated the chief of defence employees and Buratai to impact modifications within the operational instructions of Operations Delta Safe within the Niger Delta, Lafiya Dole within the North East, Sharan Dahi in Zamfara and Katsina states and Awatse within the South West. Dan-Ali stated the modifications had been to allow them meet up with the present threats and safety challenges of their areas of duty.

The directives got here as a pro-democracy organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) stated the particular forces of the military preventing within the ongoing counter insurgency within the northeast wanted particular weapons to struggle the Boko Haram terrorists.To this finish, the group urged the National Assembly to cross a legislative framework which is able to make funding of the defence sector as a primary line cost to make sure environment friendly and efficient roles by the navy to stabilize nationwide safety.

HURIWA lamented that the $1billion stated to have been taken from the escrow account was but to drop on the Defence Ministry, questioning why the federal government may permit bureaucratic bottlenecks to decelerate the method of releases and utilization of fund for the prosecution of the continued warfare towards terrorists.

The group additionally canvassed the creation of what it calls ‘War budgets’ and the time line for nationwide safety targets that should be achieved by a selected set of service chiefs, and a specified tenure in order that different competent skilled and combat-tested and trusted navy generals are appointed to interchange the serving navy chiefs so the counter terror warfare doesn’t turn out to be a commercially viable sector for use by them for private aggrandizement.

These had been contained in an announcement signed by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Director Miss Zainab Yusuf.

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