The Federal Government has refuting allegations levelled against it by a US based non-profit organization that the Nigerian government is a sponsor of
terrorism describing the allegation as a distraction orchestrated by those seeking
to weaken the ongoing massive onslaught against terrorism and banditry.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the so-called Global Advocates for Terrorism Eradication (GATE) should be ignored especially because “it is as confused as it is irresponsible” adding, “How can a serious organization accuse a government that is tackling the twin evil of terrorism and banditry with uncommon determination of sponsoring terrorism?”

The statement further adds it is curious that the organisation has chosen this particular time, when terrorists are either surrendering in droves or running helter-skelter, as a result of a renewed offensive against them by the military, to orchestrate a distraction and indicates GATE’s motive is to weaken the fight against terror and banditry.

The Minister says the allegation is fake news and maintains that the Federal Government make bold to say that no administration in
Nigeria has risen to the challenge of terrorism like the Buhari Administration has done.
The acquisition of a myriad of platforms, the boost to the morale of the fighting forces and the leadership provided by President Muhammadu Buhari have combined to put the gallant troops in good stead to frontally confront and put on the run the terrorists and Nigeria’s efforts at tackling terrorism have been hailed globally. Therefore What the armed forces need at this time is the support, encouragement and prayers of all, not the distracting antics of an organization masquerading as a terrorism eradication advocate, the statement adds. The Federal Government is therefore calling on Nigerians to disregard these allegations and continue to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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