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Dasuki ‘We bought sophisticated weapons but they haven’t arrived yet,’ Ex-NSA says

Dasuki also said that some elements are frustrating Nigeria’s efforts to get the needed equipment to fight Boko Haram.

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Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has said that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan ordered some weapons to fight terrorism during his tenure but they haven’t arrived in the country yet.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki play

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

(News Rescue)

 

Dasuki also said that some elements are frustrating Nigeria’s efforts to get the needed equipment to fight Boko Haram.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki play

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

(Citi FM)

 

The former NSA reportedly made the comments during an interview with PR Nigeria, an agency which consults for the Nigerian military and security agencies.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki play

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

(Daily Trust)

 

Dasuki said:

“The armoured tanks have comprehensive NBC protection system, just as we deployed Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that we bought and could withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. The vehicles had protected our troops from the land mine threats.”

“We are glad that we also provided assorted Armoured Personnel Carriers to transport troops to the battlefield. They are armed for self-defence and to provide protection from attacks from shrapnel and small arms fire.”

“We utilised some of these equipment to recover more than 22 local governments under Boko Haram terrorists and ensured that Shekau did not disrupt the 2015 election as he had threatened. Not only did we ensure that the elections were peaceful, Shekau has never spoken to threaten anyone again since then.”

“All these were acquired in the last one year after years of frustration by Western powers who denied us of the equipment and sabotage our efforts to acquire same from other sources which are reasons for some delay in delivery.”

 “It was unfortunate that some elements are frustrating the efforts as we even had to query some suppliers for delay in delivery of arms and ammunitions.”

“It is unfortunate that some elements hide under the cover of anonymity in the media to rubbish some of the sacrifices we made. They should the take the courage to come out publicly by identifying themselves with their baseless allegations. ”

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki play

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

(The Nation)

 

Dasuki's Sokoto and Abuja homes were recently invaded by the Department of State Service after he was accused of misappropriating defence funds.

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