President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that the terrorist group, Boko Haram, are not without outside help and have used this to terrorize Nigerians.
Buhari was speaking at the live presidential town hall meeting at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
He said that the nation needs a lot of resources to end the insurgence.
“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,” Buhari said.
The President also lauded the support of the National Executive Council whom he credited as being responsible for his running for office again.
“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.”