President Muhammadu Buhari, while addressing reporters yesterday in Abuja revealed that there is no clear evidence linking weapons used by Boko Haram insurgents to deadly terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS.
Addressing reporters yesterday in Abuja, Buhari said the claim was unsubstantiated.
According to the President, Boko Haram’s major source of sophisticated weaponry was from the various military and police bases attacked during the peak of its campaign.
He said, “The type of weapons they are using, I believe were the ones taken from military bases they attacked at the peak of the insurgency especially in Nigeria.
“If you recall they attacked military bases and carted away weapons, they attacked police stations and broke into their armouries, that was how they got the kind of weapons they have been using to fight.
“Frankly, up till now we don’t have firm intelligence of what IS has been able to send to Boko Haram in terms of weapons or even money”.
“But the fact that they said they are affiliated to IS has made many people to believe that they were getting weapons from ISIS’’.