US Spent A Trillion Dollars In Afghanistan In 20 Years And Still Lost—Buhari’s Minister Defends Continued Attacks By Terrorists, Bandits In Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities is profitable the battle towards terrorism, banditry, and different types of insecurity within the nation. 

This is regardless of the incessant assaults, killings, and kidnappings by Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents and bandits in lots of components throughout the nation. 

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Mohammed, in an interview with BBC Africa on Thursday, stated, “The good news is that the government is winning the war against insecurity, be it Boko Haram, be it banditry, be it the separatist, you know, movements. We are winning the war.” 

But when requested how that was attainable with the latest assaults on faculties, Mohammed stated, “I didn’t say that we stopped banditry or that we stopped. . .I said that we are winning the war against them. Even the safest country in the world will still witness crimes, you know, on a daily basis, but it is the response of that government to the crimes that makes all the difference.

“And I say, if the variety of Boko Haram insurgents which have given up, their troopers who’ve surrendered in the previous few weeks is something to go by, if the successes of the army (right here I’m speaking about each the Air Force and the bottom drive) is something to go about within the battle towards bandits, we’re profitable the battle.”

“Probably the world would higher respect what Nigeria has achieved after they see that the US after 20 years, a trillion {dollars} down the drain, hundreds of lives killed, it took the Talibans only some weeks to return again. That shouldn’t be occurring in Nigeria,” he added. 

Meanwhile, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari on Wednesday urged residents of the state in areas prone to activities of bandits to acquire weapons and defend themselves. 

According to the governor, it is morally wrong for people to submit cheaply to the bandits without any attempt to defend themselves. 

But Mohammed insisted that Nigeria is “profitable this battle and my proof that we’re profitable the battle is the variety of casualties being suffered by the insurgents and by the bandits and there is not any higher method of…you already know, proof that we’re profitable the battle than when your enemies are surrendering their arms, you already know, their troopers are surrendering and you take them into camps to retrain them and to deradicalise them”.

Speaking on the government’s ban on Twitter, which came after the microblogging site deleted Buhari’s tweet in which he threatened South-Easterners, Mohammed insisted the American company was supporting secession agitations in the country. 

He said, “If you’re in authorities and you’ve got a platform that preaches hatred, it turns into a platform of selection for separatists, it turns into a platform the place one group is pitted towards the opposite, I feel you as a accountable authorities would moderately droop the operation of that organisation, moderately than permit your nation to disintegrate.

“That was what the media chose to believe. Nobody has denied the fact that during the #EndSARS protest, that Twitter raised funds for the #EndSARS protesters. If you raise funds for End SARS protesters and that protest leads to loss of lives, you are directly responsible for those loss of lives.

“And you see, it isn’t the enterprise of a global organisation or a global firm to meddle into the interior safety of a rustic. What they know nothing about.” 

On the update on the talks with Twitter over the suspension of the ban, the minister said, “Well, all I can say is that we have engaged and it seems to be like we’re making progress.” 

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US Spent A Trillion Dollars In Afghanistan In 20 Years And Still Lost—Buhari's Minister Defends Continued Attacks By Terrorists, Bandits In Nigeria

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