DIRECTOR PROCUREMENT: Nigerian Army Chief Implicated in $2.1 Billion Arms Scandal

Lt. Gen Ayatollah T. Yusuf Buratai says he is the defender of democracy


The Nigerian Army Chief Lt. Genera Tukur Yusuf Buratai has been implicated in the $2.1 billion arms scandal rocking the nation, the #DasukiGate scandal. T. Y Buratai was the Director of procurement of the Nigerian military between 2012 – 2015. He was in charge of all the missing and substandard equipment orders made by the Defence Head Quarters, DHQ under the Jonathan government and NSA Dasuki tenure.

Nigeria's military this December killed over 1000 minority Muslims in a similar but unarmed civilian situation
Nigeria’s military this December killed over 1000 minority Muslims in a similar but unarmed civilian situation

In #DasukiGate, billions of US dollars were budgeted by the Nigerian government to buy arms & equipments to fight against the #Boko Haram insurgency but the then Nigerian political and military leaders shared the money among themselves and did not buy arms. In the few cases where they bought arms, those they bought were sub-standard. By so diverting billions meant for army equipment, the previous administration indirectly sponsored the terrorists as they allowed Boko Haram terrorists to massacre tens of thousands of innocent Nigerians unchecked. To destroy towns & villages, kidnap 1000s of Nigerian women & girls and hold them as sex-slaves, & occupy large swathes of land in the Nigerian North-East.

Chibok Parents
Chibok Parents

It is understood that the former Nigerian government practically handed over the entire security operations of Nigeria to the Zionist regime. And Zionist intelligence agents supervised the starving the Nigerian military of quality weapons to fight against the Boko Haram insurgency and also illicit funds transfers to Boko Haram and other countries like South Africa where Nigeria was busted with $9.3 million.
Nigerian Army Chief Buratai will then be under the supervision of these agents who then controlled the entire security of Nigeria.

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The group wondered why President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t include the COAS into the list of retired and serving officers of the Nigeria air force and Nigerian army that must be investigated by the EFCC.

However, Buratai, who was said to be the director of purchase between 2012 and 2015, was omitted.

Steven Chilaka, national secretary of the movement, said in a statement published on January 24, Sunday: “Major General Tukur Buratai was appointed director of procurement DHQ in 2012, a position he held until May 2015 that he was appointed force commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTNF), an appointment he held till he became chief of army staff.”

“As director of public procurement at the DHQ, all procurements by the military between 2012 and May 2015 passed through his office. Our question is; how can you probe procurement of arms within this period without the involvement of Major General Buratai, the man who was the director of procurement?

“Could procurements have been made without his involvement during the period that he was director of procurement?

“Definitely, it won’t be funny if President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption is also selective against the military as it already appears to be against the political class and the president must look into this obvious case of selective probe as a matter of urgency.”

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Harun Elbinawi
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