By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the recent killing of farmers in Borno State, alongside the rising cases of insecurity in Nigeria, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday, called for more multilateral support for Nigeria’s anti-terror war.
Mohammed said this during a media chat in Maiduguri, Benue State capital, following a meeting with the State Governor Samuel Ortom in respect of the proposed handing over of the Nigerian Institute of Hospitality and Tourism.
According to the minister, terrorism was a global issue and the federal government needs global support to combat it, adding that the country had been denied this support, which had made its war efforts cumbersome.
“Terrorism is a global issue and there is no part of the world that is not experiencing these pockets of terrorism. I am glad that you heard from the governor himself that the Federal Government has assisted a lot in curbing the insecurity in Benue State.
“We also need more support from global partners. For instance, Nigeria has made attempt to acquire better and more effective platforms to deal with terrorists. But for one reason or the other, we have been denied these weapons. And without adequate platforms and weapons we remain at the mercy of terrorists,” the Minister said.
43 farmers were killed on Saturday morning around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.