The weapons purchased by former President Goodluck Jonathan to prosecute the war against terror group, Boko Haram, were substandard, the Federal Government has said.

In a statement in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said such substandard weapons purchased by Jonathan could not have been responsible for the recent successes of the military in the fight against the terror group.

The minister described as unfortunate and unsubstantiated a statement credited to the former President, attributing the recent successes in the anti-insurgency war to the weapons allegedly bought by his administration that were delivered after he had left office.