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“We can’t defeat Boko Haram without adequate funds” – Nigerian Army



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Major-General Abdullahi Muraina,  who is the Chief of Accounts and Budget for the Nigerian Army, has stated that Nigeria can’t defeat Boko Haram without adequately funding the army.

“Currently, budgetary allocation for the military is inadequate to meet the contemporary security challenges and also cater for the welfare of the Nigerian Army,” he said.

Muraina also expressed that apart from insufficient funding, the army is embroiled in bureaucratic bottlenecks for funding approvals for military operations across the country, Punch reports.


  1. Dizzy

    May 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I just wonder, if the entire army is ill equipped to deal with insurgents, pls can someone explain what would happen if they actually have to fight a WAR?!?!?
    Lol! As I said before this is just the tip of the iceberg, my fellow Nigerians you better put down your smartphones and computers for a minute and really think. We are really really in trouble.
    We are all sitting ducks, it’s just a simple matter of time.

    • Sunday P Oluwamugbode

      May 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      You have to pay extra money for their guns to trigger, else no war.

  2. my opinion

    May 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    @dizzy, i will not bother myself really thinking of anything, God know how to protect his own so let every one submit to him and come under his shelter PSALM 91.As for funds not been enough, i guess the huge and mind blowing budget on security has simply grown wings and flown away

    • Bee

      May 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Indeed, I’m sure that’s what the Jews were quoting right before the Nazis gassed them or as they were waiting inline to get a bullet in the back of their heads, and their kids head before being thrown into a mass grave.
      How do Christians justify a malevolent God if he acts with such discrimination?

    • Bee

      May 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      *benevolent God

  3. Swiss

    May 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

    “Funds” — That’s their favourite word!! Dead consciences! Dead humanity!!!

  4. idomagirl

    May 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Maybe if you people weren’t so corrupt the funds would be adequate.

  5. ...just saying

    May 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    oh! Please …. What they need is strategy. You can’t win this with force and weapons. Put on your thinking hats Oga

  6. Confuzzled

    May 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    What is your strategy? All you want is money. Defense already gets the bulk of the nation’s funds and look at the poor job the army has done so far with BH. What more do they want? 100% of the budget? Didn’t we read the other day about poorly maintained/underutilized drones bought from israel? What are they doing with the current allocation of funds? Use them well before you come asking for more. The US lost the Vietnam war but they were obviously better funded…

    • Ada nnewi

      May 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Is it not obvious that all the funds meant for security are not really directed towards the appropriate security quarters but are embezzled by our politicians in power at the federal level…

    • Confuzzled

      May 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      It has also been said that the money is being skimmed by the heads of the military themselves… should they get more money if this is also happening?

      Either way, the fact of the matter is that strategy (not money) wins wars. Look to the bible, look to recent human history, and the proof is there. We have reports that they are not utilizing or maintaining multimillion dollar pieces of equipment that they ordered for combating terrorism, so why should they receive more?

      Corrupt politicians are there, yes I agree, but there are many other factors that point to the fact that money is not the real issue here.

  7. ij

    May 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    where was he when they were shopping for drones on aliexpress eh? as the Chief of Accounts and Budget for the Nigerian Army shouldn’t he have queried such an expense if he knew that budgetary allocation for the military is inadequate to meet the contemporary security challenges and also cater for the welfare of the Nigerian Army?
    In fact he should be shot for that statement

  8. ohumotu

    May 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    ofcos de will talk of funds now… any flimsy excuse not to be active. what av de don with d little de had? Awon oloriburiku abami ti awon aiye ti sepe fun..

  9. John Oluleye

    May 23, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Does Nigeria Army needs atomic Bomb to fight BH ?
    What they need is just local people support, they know them .


    May 23, 2014 at 4:01 am

    For everything they do in 9ja, they would always keep asking for money. Yet when the money is released you wouldn’t see them making use of it!
    Pls click my name for hookups

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