The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammadu Abubakarhas called on the Federal Government to equip the Armed Forces with more men and materiel to be able to deal with insecurity in the North Western part of the country.
Sultan Abubakar, who lamented the lack of relevant equipment in the military when he received the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadiq Baba Abubakar in his palace on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to wake up and equip the military.
“We do not have relevant equipment to deal with the relative insecurity. Our forces needed minimum equipment to add to their strength because presently, we do not have the minimum for standard operation.
“We must task the Federal Government to equip the Armed Forces to be able to function without hindrance. Unless we wake up and equip our Armed Forces to the standard level” the Monarch said.