10 Generals Guilty of Arming Boko Haram, Report Says

Nigerian Generals Found Guilty of Arming Boko Haram

ABC News reports that this news comes amid rumors that some members of the Nigerian military have been secretly aiding the terrorist organization

by Team Ebony, June 3, 2014

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10 Generals Guilty of Arming Boko Haram, Report Says

10 Generals Guilty of Arming Boko Haram, Report Says

10 Nigerian generals found guilty of secretly arming Boko Haram. 

Ten generals and five other senior military officers were found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, a leading Nigerian newspaper reported Tuesday. The news follows months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who have told The Associated Press that some senior officers were helping the Islamic extremists and that some rank-and-file soldiers even fight alongside the insurgents and then return to army camps. They have said that information provided by army officers has helped insurgents in ambushing military convoys and in attacks on army barracks and outposts in their northeastern stronghold.

Leadership newspaper quoted one officer saying that four other officers, in addition to the 15, were found guilty of "being disloyal and for working for the members of the sect."

 
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