Boko Haram: Buhari Approves $1bn For The Purchase Of Military Equipment
President Buhari has okayed the purchase of military hardware worth $1billion for the use of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The President gave the approval at a meeting with the Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), and the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today April 4th.
Dan-Ali disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after the meeting which also discussed the safe release of Leah Sharibu, the last of the Dapchi schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity. The Minister said the money was the same approved by the state governors to be withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account to fight insurgency in the country.