Nigerian military are collaborating with bandits and terrorists to create devastation on the country, according to the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS Lucky Irabor.
The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS listed multiple cases of soldiers being detained in connection with Boko Haram and other terrorists in a letter published by Sahara Reporters, including the arrest of a soldier in Bama, Borno, who collaborated with a known terrorist informant Babagana Kura.
Mr. Irabor was outraged by the development.
“Recent happenings in various TOOs reveal an increase in cases of aiding and abetting by personnel. This development was revealed in different reports of arrests of military personnel within a short period of time,” the letter stated.
It added, “It would be recalled that a soldier was arrested by a covert intelligence team for conniving with a confirmed terrorist informant known as Babagana Kura in Bama LGA, Borno State. The arrests of these personnel are indicative of inside action that has continued to aid the adversary, pertinently with immediate or potential impact on operations.”
The news comes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration continues to struggle to control bandits and terrorists.