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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Boko Haram attacking the internet - Lt Gen Tukur Buratai

The COAS who spoke on Tuesday, June 28, noted that there is no need for his reaction to the story since the Federal Government has already reacted.

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Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s chief of army staff says Boko Haram has been defeated on the field, but are taking the battle to the internet.

Buratai asserted that the army will trail the terrorists who have migrated to the internet and defeat them there. He made the comments while briefing journalists on this year’s Army Day celebration. Meanwhile, groups and prominent Nigerians have call for a detailed investigation of the the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the purchase of $1.5m properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Sahara Reporters had reported that the Chief Of Army Staff and his two wives own $1.5m properties in Dubai.

 SERAP’s executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said for the anti-corruption war to be seen as fair, the anti-graft agencies must consider whether Buratai could afford the properties based on his financial records as a civil servant. “The bulk stops at the table of the EFCC and the ICPC to investigate the COAS. Did Buratai and his two wives acquired the property in Dubai and paid for it in a single transaction? As a civil servant, how much has he received in salaries and emoluments? Are these big enough to acquire the properties?

For the anti-corruption war to be seen as fair and not selective, the anti-graft agencies must investigate Buratai. It is their duty,” he said. Also, the national publicity secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, told newsmen that Buratai should be probed over the allegation of the Dubai property scandal.