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The National Security Adviser to the President, Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.), has revealed that money meant for the purchase of arms to strengthen the country’s anti-terror war got missing under the leadership of the ex-service chiefs.
The NSA, in an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday, said, “No one knows what happened to the money but by God’s grace, the president will investigate to find out whether the money was spent and where the arms went.”
The NSA also added that the new service chiefs have not seen any of the arms that the funds were supposed to be used to procure.
Recall that President Buhari had appointed Buratai, Olonisakin, Ibas and Abubakar in July 2015 but he replaced them in January 2021 after a persistent clamour from Nigerians that the service chiefs are not winning the war on the terrorism and insecurity that has ravaged the country.
The new service chiefs are Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral A.Z Gambo; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo.