President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said Boko Haram insurgents are being sponsored by forces outside Nigeria, stressing the need for the nation to support the administration in the fight against terrorism.
He said the military needed a lot of money for the purchase of gadgets, spare parts and arms to completely wipe out the enemies from the nation.
Buhari spoke during a live presidential town hall meeting tagged, “The Candidates” at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, on Wednesday night.
“We need a lot of money for the military for spare parts, communication gadgets, arms and ammunition. Boko Haram is certainly supported by forces outside Nigeria,” the president said.
The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate said also said he became the candidate of the party because of the support of the National Executive Committee.
“I said it much earlier at the National Executive Committee of our party that if my party recommended me to its executive, I would contest. I did that to save time and wide discussions among members of the party.
“So, those who felt very strongly about it left the party and the party nominated. Why? It is because I felt that the three fundamental objectives we campaigned in 2015 are still relevant.
“We want to remind Nigerians to see when we started — 2015 — where we are now, what we have been able to do in between this time of three and a half years with the resources and time available to us.”