Omeri, who made the clarification during a routine security briefing in
He said: "The loan is not to fight Boko Haram alone. It was based on the Armed Forces' request to update their equipment."
Omeri said the Armed Forces needed to "restock" and upgrade the existing equipment to withstand future territorial and internal challenges.
He said: "We understand they need to restock and the whole request is not for govern-ment to go and collect cash from anybody.
"It is a long term arrangement for which most countries of the world are known. It happened in
"The long term means the Federal Government will use it for the purpose it is meant for and not just Boko Haram.
"It is a long term facility that could involve government-to-government arrangement."
President Jonathan had written the
President Jonathan in the letter addressed to the
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