Buhari Approves Massive $1bn For Security Equipment In Fight Against Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of a massive $1billion for the procurement of security equipment his government said it needs to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the end of a meeting the president had with security chiefs at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

He aslo said that Mr. Buhari has urged security chiefs to intensify efforts to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl still being held by Boko Haram because she allegedly refused to damn Christianity.

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