Nigeria former President,Goodluck Jonathan, has responded to allegations that his administration diverted monies meant to prosecute the war against Boko Haram to other purposes such as financing his failed re-election campaign last year. Speaking to France 24, Jonathan stated that his administration bought the equipment that the Buhari led federal-government is currently using to stamp out the terror group in the country. The Buhari
administration has stated severally that it has won the war against Boko Haram. Mr. Jonathan insists that his government procured the ammunition that led to that victory.
“The new government is working hard and I believe they are still using the equipment we procured. Though the budget is still being debated, no new equipment has been bought, so even those equipment the president is using to prosecute the war against Boko Haram are those equipment we procured,” he said. “When Boko Haram started in Nigeria, we had no terror experience. Yes we had armed robbery and other common crimes, but terrorism was different because the people involved were not afraid to die. “So, you need a different mechanism to confront terrorism, you need superior technology, so that you will be able to stop them even before the attack.
We never had the equipment, but when we were confronted, we started acquiring and before I left office we built reasonable capacity and I believe with what we left behind and also with what the new government will acquire, they will be able to prosecute this terror war to a reasonable conclusion.”