Insurgency: Army Generals Face Questioning For Illegal Arms Deal
Nine serving Army Generals may soon be court marshalled, as it does appear that they may have been secretly supplying arms to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
When President Goodluck Jonathan said that some enemies within the Government and the military were giving support to Boko Haram, many did not quite get it.
Now some serving Army generals are telling an investigation panel what they know about an alleged illegal arms deal going on in the military.
The unidentified generals are being questioned by the Army hierarchy for movement of weapons and Army armories from some military locations in the northern states.
When contacted, the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade would not confirm the allegation but explained that some top military officers were being investigated for contravening military ethics, adding that they would soon be court marshalled as soon as Army Headquarters decides on the date for their trial.
He also 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.
Few months before this, a soldier had told a foreign new agency that some top military chiefs were colluding with Boko Haram sect in their raging offensive in the North East.
In a swift reaction then, the Defence Headquarters described the allegations as grave and promised to investigate the claims.