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Dubai Houses: Buratai accuses Boko Haram of being after him

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has personally responded to allegations that he acquired houses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates using the proceeds of corruption, claiming that the allegations were the handiwork of cyber and internet terrorist who had been defeated on land in the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency.

Briefing the media on the 2016 Nigerian Army Day Celebration, Buratai said: “For those making allegation about houses and weaponry procurement, the media should read between the lines. We have completely defeated the terrorists and insurgents (Boko Haram) on land and the remnants are fleeing. They can’t hold territories but are running to border countries.

 “Now they have migrated to cyberspace and the internet. What they are now doing is resorting to cyber and internet (online) terrorism to distract the Nigerian Army. But I assure you, we will defeat them. We are developing our own cyber warriors in the Nigerian Army to deal with their threat. I assure you we will also defeat them”.

Regarding the refurbished weaponry and logistics equipment some of which were said to be failing, Buratai said, “This is all part of the campaign of calumny. I am always highly concerned about doing the right thing. My officers know my position. We have carried out several investigations and due diligence on issues of arms and logistics procurement and their quality/capabilities. So there is no room for sub standard weaponry as claimed”.

It would be recalled that an online news medium recently accused Lt. General Buratai and his two wives of paying the sum of 1,498,534.00 AED (N120 million/$419,000) for a property, Project TFG Marina Hotel Unit 2711 in Dubai in 2013.

The medium further alleged that “between July 24 and August 17, 2015, General Buratai paid a total sum of N42.2 million into TFG Sigma 111’s account in Nigeria (Skye Bank 1770380452) for a second house.

The Army had earlier stated that he made the investments from his savings.

 

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Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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168 comments

  1. Nashiga ban daukaba bata fidda…………….

  2. Smile, am living in glass house, and at the same time throwing stones

  3. Nobody can bring you down….oga

  4. Then tell us how did u get the house which year?

  5. White lie. This one will show us the real colour of buharia. Let’s see what he will do

  6. Concentrate on your good work, those evil forces are not only epicenter of boko haram, even those who share the arms money are also there to disturbs so that their loot’s should not been investigate.

    • He also was one that have gained from this corrupt system ok. No civil servant or force man is innocent of corruption in nigeria. I can swear with the bible ok. Stop all this sentiment let find a way yo stop it in our system not all this noise and political fight and propaganda

    • @ paul, don’t be in a haste let the investigation be conducted first, we all no that corruption is seriously fighting back with all these counter allegations even to an extend that president buhari was once accused of armsdeal beneficiary thru the cars he got from federal govt and then to his wife aisha and now to buratai, lies can only endure for a moment but truth prevails forever !

    • Pple are just funny, here is a man who was in charge of military procurement for almost 4 years and those who worked with him as his subordinates were either retired compulsorily or on trial for corruption jet the oga was elevated to CAS. I PITY THIS COUNTRY

    • Arewa Ayorinde you are one of the sentimental prople and also corrupt people in this country, with the kind of you we will never move front ok. Buhari is very corrupt ok. I can swear with the bible. He is tribalistic, sentimantal, etc. He came into power to fight people. He has dragged us back. Am sorry i dont have time for your kind because is just a waste of energy. I stay tell you that is just a political battle. Our system is bad. Nigerians are corrupt and i am telling you that all are included. The human mind is corrupt and is only a good policy or good system that will stop it

    • Are saying that he is innocent?