Buratai Group calls for Army chief’s sack

The group’s spokesman, Ifeanyi Odili also said the continued stay of Buratai in office, is a slap on President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

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A group known as the Conference of Nigerian Civil Rights Activists has called for the sack of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.

This is following allegations that the COAS bought two properties in Dubai with funds he got from a vehicle purchase scam.

The group’s spokesman, Ifeanyi Odili also said the continued stay of Buratai in office, is a slap on President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

Odili said "The recent revelation of the procurement of properties in Dubai by the COAS as published by Sahara Reporters on June 25, 2016 which was subsequently denied by the Army spokesman, is a dent on the integrity of Buhari’s administration.

“The Buhari administration has been showcasing anti-graft posture and the massacre of hundreds of Nigerians in Zaria is in contrast to democratic ethos and norms.”

“According to Sahara Reporters, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, and his two wives are joint owners of a Dubai property worth of $1.5m that was paid for in one transaction.

“The report indicated that the money for the purchase of the property may have come from a vehicle contract scam while Mr. Buratai was the Director of Procurement at the Army HQ,” he added.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has accused cyber terrorists of spreading false allegations against him.

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