Equip troops with modern weapons to fight insecurity, IBB urges Nigerian Government

Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has called on the federal government to equip troops with modern weapons to help them fight insecurity.

Speaking with the BBC Hausa on Sunday, IBB also asked Nigerians to support the security agencies in restoring peace in the country.

The military, which has been fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east, is also involved in at least ten special operations in many states.

Babangida said troops must be made to understand that they have nowhere else to go other than Nigeria.

“Provide them with all they require and let them know this is their country. They have no other better than this,” he said.

“They also need to be trained on how to use the modern weapons, not to get weapons and just hand them over to them. They should be trained.”

The retired general also said he usually advises the government on the way forward for the country, and will continue to do so.

-The Cable

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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