25th January, 2016
Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Economic Financial Crimes Commission to investigate Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai following allegations he played a role in the ongoing $2.1 billion
Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is at the centre of the probe but names of many others have been mentioned in connection with the funds that was meant for the purchase of arms to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram but was squandered by the past administration.
Nigerians have however taken to social media to query the exclusion of Buratai from the ongoing probe. Although not everyone agree with the call for his investigation, here are some tweets calling for it.
Buratai was part of GEJ's govt as Director of Procurement, Defence HQ, yet you say Dasuki stole through procurement.
— The Patriot (@9jaDNA) January 25, 2016
Buratai was the director and Head of arms procurement from 2012-2015 how come that he is not taking responsibility for the office he named?
— NOT A SHOE SHINER (@nzedelaw) January 25, 2016
I have repeatedly said that I support this anti-corruption war. But we must investigate everybody remotely involved, including Buratai.
— Marvin Omorogbe (@ndefiii) January 25, 2016
Who will arrest #Buratai ?? Cos this govt is above the law
— Awolade taiwo jnr (@Awoladetaiwo) January 25, 2016
They insisted that there's an arms deal . Someone was in charge of procurements . His name is Buratai. He is the current CoAS.
— OchinanWata 1 (@mr_ochonogor) January 25, 2016
Alhaji Lieutenant General Buratai was in charge of Defence procurements from 2012 to 2014…why hasn't @MBuhari ordered for his probe?
— MIMIKO OVER OTHERS⚡ (@RadicalYouthMan) January 25, 2016
Buratai has questions to answer? Fine. Pick him up. GEJ has questions to answer. Pick him up too. Don't insult my PhD🏃🏿😅
— Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) January 25, 2016
Buhari Is Probing Arms Deal & Buratai His COAS was the Dir of Procurement for the Military under GEJ Admin. Something is Not Adding Up.
— JAGABAN (@UNCLE_AJALA) January 25, 2016
Latest revelation suggests that Buratai was also in charge of cooking the Yams, pouring red oil on top spiced with salt, Maggi & pepper
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) January 25, 2016
Let's bring the house down on corruption. Buratai shld answer his questions! Yet it is not impossible Dasuki sidelined some peeps.🚶🚶🚶
— Oloye BINI (+NGWO) (@tholu_osa2) January 25, 2016