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Nine serving Generals in the Nigerian Army and
other senior military officers are now under
investigation for their alleged role in the sale of
arms to members of the Boko Haram sect.
They are also fingered in the movement of
weapons and Army armouries in some northern
A top security chief confirmed to Nigerian Pilot
yesterday that the military authorities had made
progress in the investigation of the affected
Army officers, adding that they would soon be
He said the delay in their arraignment before a
military court was because of the concentration
of activities on how to rescue the abducted
schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State by Boko
According to the source, some detained Boko
Haram suspects allegedly named the Generals
and other military officers as supplying them
He explained that the military High Command
would only make the matter public after
concluding its internal checks to ensure that
there are no loose ends.
The security chief said that the Nigerian Army,
headed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen.
Kenneth Minimah, in conjunction with other
military top brass was working tirelessly to
sanitise the armed forces and fish out
collaborators with insurgents.
He hinted that the Army Chief had been briefed
on the Generals’ arms deals with the
insurgents, adding that “he (Army Chief) is
currently carrying out a secret and independent
investigation on the matter.”
A few months ago, a soldier had told a foreign
news agency that some top military chiefs were
colluding with Boko Haram sect in their raging
offensive in the North-East.
In a swift reaction, The Defence Headquarters
described the allegations as grave and
promised to investigate the claims.
The outcome of the probe is yet to be made
public by the authorities as well as the names
of the affected Generals.
The insurgents operate with local and
sophisticated weapons such as Improvised
Explosives Devices, IEDs, AK-47rifles, rocket-
propelled grenades and mortars.
A United States, US Network TV, NBC, recently
reported that most of the terror group’s
weapons were either stolen from Nigerian
military stocks or purchased from the thriving
Central African arms black market.