President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, said that the Nigerian military would take delivery of more weapons between this week and next week, to curtail security challenges in the north-east.
He gave this assurance during his campaign visit to the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Gambari, in his palace, where he elaborated on his administration’s quest to end insurgency in the northeast.
The president expressed hope that with the delivery of the weapons, the military would move faster within the next two weeks to curtail the security challenge. He said: “You have observed us for the past four years. Yes, we have security challenges relating to the Boko Haram saga, mainly in the North-east. Although their excesses extend to some parts of the North, like Abuja, Sokoto, Gombe and Kano, it is mainly in the North-east. We are working hard and we shall surely bring it to a halt.’’
Jonathan also said his administration has moved fast in many areas including the road network. In his response, Gambari commended Jonathan for all his administration has achieved over the years. The monarch urged all politicians to conduct their campaigns without violence.