Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nigerian army denies "court-martialing" 10 Generals for helping Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has denied a news report that 10 generals were being court-martialled for supplying arms and leaking operational secrets to Boko Haram.

The military said the report by Leadership newspaper, a Nigerian daily, that the military had tried and convicted 15 senior officers including 10 generals for aiding Boko Haram, was "unfortunate" as no general was "under any form of trial".

"It is bad enough for any Army to try and convict a single general for such a grievous offence as alleged in the reports talk less of ten generals,". Military spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said in a statement.

"This falsehood had previously been refuted when it first reared its head but those concocting it appear hell bent on misleading Nigerians and the international community to give credence to the negative impression they are so keen to propagate about the Nigerian military,"

The defence spokesperson, Mr. Olukolade, said ongoing "disciplinary process" will be made public when necessary.

"After all, court martial issues in the Nigerian Army are not known to be secret undertakings as it is on record that previous proceedings and outcome have been made public in the past," he said.

"Disciplinary processes being.undertaken in any formation of the Nigerian Army are at best routine and definitely not at the level that has been so willfully exaggerated for clearly sinister motives."


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