Thursday, 23 May 2013

Some Soldiers Are Aiding Boko Haram..Army Chief

 Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika,the Chief of Army Staff on Wednesday said some soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army had been arrested for conspiring with insurgents in the ongoing face-off between the military and militants.
The COAS however did not give the number of soldiers that were arrested.
Ihejirika said that the affected troops were caught while posting comments he described as “negative” and conversing with terror suspects on the Internet.
He stated, “There are some soldiers that have been found to be posting negative comments on the Internet and some  conversing with insurgents.
“I want to state that any officer or soldier caught linked one way or the other will be disciplined severely, there are no two ways about it.
“So the Directorate of Military Intelligence is encouraged to continue to monitor the activities along with military police and other commanders in the field because military service is service of patriotism as I said earlier.”
Nigerian troops are currently confronting militants in the three northern states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa, where President Goodluck Jonathan last week declared a state of emergency in the efforts to rout members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The Army chief spoke at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army transformation and Innovation Centre on Personnel Management and Development at the Command Officers Mess, Asokoro, Abuja.
 The seminar was held under the leadership of the Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation, Maj. Gen Ibrahim Sani, with the title, “Building Capacity of the Nigerian Army to meet Contemporary Challenges.”
He warned that any officers found to be involved in such unacceptable conduct would be made to face the law.
Ihejirika urged the DMI, the investigative arm of the Armed Forces, and the Military Police to put commanders and soldiers in the field of operations under watch.
The Army chief explained that a soldier who gave out information on troops’ movement to the insurgents that attacked Mali -bound soldiers at Okene, Kogi State, had been arrested and would be made to face military court-martial.
Two soldiers, a warrant Officer and Corporal were killed in the Okene attack claimed by an Islamic sect.
He said, “Again let me warn; let me also use this opportunity to warn officers and soldiers who indulge in giving out information both from the Army headquarters and other formations; certain vital information that has in one way or the other worked negatively in our operations.
“As you are aware, a soldier gave out information on the movement of our troops to Mali, movement of troops bound for Mali.
“The troops were attacked at somewhere close to Okene; the guy has been apprehended and is going to be court-martialled.”

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  1. Goodluck said it that bokoharam is in militry,police,navy even in aso rock so every body most be carful

  2. We must stand against this virus called CORRUPTION. It has eaten dip into ALL sectors. The average military person is selfless- what we see today is a pure case of taking side. Those in authority shld help our poor country, na ONLY this Naija we get o!

  3. Sempe fi that's d moto fo us marine. A marine is ready to die for america nd d us flag. Go ask them how they got there. I rest my case.

  4. America needs help. to hell with the rest of the world. the nwo has destroyed us enough!!!!