Major, captain held for leaking information to Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army is reportedly holding two top-ranking officials following their alleged sabotage of the ongoing fight against insurgency in the North-East.

According to Punch, the arrested follow a painstaking investigation into the conduct of personnel following an attack by Boko Haram on troops in Gashigar on October 22.

Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, issued a statement on Saturday revealing that 13 officers had been wounded following the attack in Borno State, leading to some soldiers going missing soon thereafter.

A military source disclosed on Wednesday that investigations into the matter brought about the discovery of two cases against the arrested suspects, who had allegedly leaked information to insurgents, while raising funds to finance Boko Haram activities through cattle rustling.

“The suspicion was that they have links with some civilians and the links were traced. They are giving them vital information concerning the movement of soldiers.

“How come that the Borno State Governor and other officials have not been attacked, yet they ambushed the Chief of Army Staff. They have not attacked civilians but they attacked the COAS,” the source revealed.

The Acting Army spokesperson has since confirmed that investigations into the matter are currently underway, while disclosing that no additional information will be supplied due to a rescue operation being planned in the area, Nigerian Bulletin reports.

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