Money missing in arms procurement, says Buhari’s NSA


The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno has suggested that money has gone missing in the procurement of arms and other equipment under the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Monguno gave the inkling during an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday.

“No one knows what happened to the money, but by God’s grace, the president will investigate to find out where it went or where the goods went,” the General said. Nigeria has been ravaged with a number of security problems, including insurgency in the North-East, banditry across the North-West and ethnic tensions in the South.

The President has ordered the nation’s newly appointed security chiefs to effect radical changes within six weeks. But Monguno said the new service chiefs haven’t seen some of the arms and equipment expected to be in the military’s possession. “As long as there is no proper investigation, I will not say anything, but the money is gone, the goods are not seen, and the new security chiefs say they have not seen it,” he said.

“Some may be on their way from the United States, England or elsewhere, but now I don’t see them on the ground.”


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