May 24, 2013 – Boko Haram Informants Arrested Among Nigerian Army Officers
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, on Wednesday said some soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army had been arrested for conspiring with insurgents in the ongoing face-off between the military and militants.
Ihejirika said that the affected troops were caught while posting comments he described as “negative” and conversing with terror suspects on the Internet.
There are some soldiers that have been found to be posting negative comments on the Internet and some conversing with insurgents.I want to state that any officer or soldier caught linked one way or the other will be disciplined severely, there are no two ways about it.
So the Directorate of Military Intelligence is encouraged to continue to monitor the activities along with military police and other commanders in the field because military service is service of patriotism as I said earlier.
Nigerian troops are currently confronting militants in the three northern states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa, where President Goodluck Jonathan last week declared a state of emergency in the efforts to rout members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.