December 4, 2023

Billions meant for purchase of ammunitions were secretly released and shared among the immediate past service chiefs for the prosecution of the war against terrorists.

According to Sahara Reporters, the $1billion was set aside by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Excess Crude Account to buy military ammunition. SaharaReporters learnt that the $1billion release, which was greeted with widespread criticisms when President Buhari announced so in April 2018, was approved by the National Assembly and shared with the military arms in 2019 without public knowledge to avoid more criticisms. The administrations of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), his contemporary in the air force, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd.), and navy, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas (retd.), received the funds but they deliberately chose not to make public knowledge of it.

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