In a twist to President Muhammadu
Buhari’s order for the probe of two
former Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.
Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt. -Gen.
Kenneth Minimah, and 52 others,
over arms procurement scandal, some retired military officers and
other Nigerians have said that the
probe should be extended to the
Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen.
Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), and the current Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai.
They questioned the exclusion of
Dambazau and Buratai from the list
of those to be probed.
They said the call for Buratai’s probe
became more necessary given the
revelation that the Chief of Army Staff bought $1.5m properties in Dubai.
The claim Buhari’s fight against
corruption will appear to be one-
sided if Buratai is left in his position
and not being probed in spite of the
allegations against him. But those under probe were secretive about their assets, while Buratai declared his with nothing to hide.