Nigerian Army Authorities report 12 senior officers to EFCC

The reason for the action is not yet known, but the military hierarchy said any of the officers found guilty will face a military court martial.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

(Naija247 News)
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The Nigerian Army has handed over 12 top officers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation.

This was revealed to newsmen by the Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

The reason for the action is not yet known, but the military hierarchy said any of the officers found guilty will face a military court martial.

Punch reports that Usman said “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that 12 Army officers have been sent to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), for investigation.

“This comprised of 3 serving Major Generals, and one retired, 3 Brigadier Generals, 4 Colonels and 1 Lieutenant Colonel. However, it should be noted that at the end of the Commission’s investigations those found culpable will be tried by a military Court Martial.”

The Nigerian Army recently condemned calls by a group, Save the Nation Movement (STNM) for the inclusion of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai in the ongoing arms deal probe.

The Army said it is an attempt to rubbish the hard earned name and reputation of the Chief of Army Staff.

An email has been sent to the Nigerian Army for further clarification. Pulse News will keep you posted.

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