Metro Plot Thickens: Ten Army Generals Supply Arms and Information to Boko Haram, Newspapers Insist


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Though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday that 10 generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists.

The newspaper reports follow months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who 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.

One of our correspondents 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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