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Boko Haram: Association calls for more funding for the military

04 September 2015, 07:57

Maiduguri - International Association for the Advancement and Defence of Human Rights, a CSO, has canvassed increased funding of the military.

President of the association, Babatunde Johnson, made the appeal on Thursday in Maiduguri while addressing newsmen.

He said that increased funding would boost the morale of the military to win the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

He urged the federal government to increase logistical support to the security agencies to enhance the pace of the anti-terrorism war.

He also urged the government to sustain current regional and international collaborations in the fight against the terrorists.

Also read: Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

"We call on all Nigerians to cooperate and collaborate with the security agencies in intelligence sharing to ensure the success of the counter terrorism war.

Johnson said that the Boko Haram insurgency had created about 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.

He said: "The Boko Haram insurgency has led to massive fracture of the society leading to 1.5 million IDPs in the country.

"Several IDPs camps are springing up across the country with consequent challenges especially in Borno.

"Apart from the rising numbers of IDPs, the insurgents have equally damaged large number of the infrastructure in the country especially in the North-East.

"Schools, hospitals, police stations and barracks have been damaged among others."

Johnson urged the federal and state governments to increase their support to the IDPs and ensure that their dignity was protected.

"The federal government must promptly put to trial suspected Boko Haram members in detention to ensure justice and fairness," he said.



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