DSS Commences Probe Of Nigerian Military Contracts, Arms Deals

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The Department of State Services, DSS has commenced investigations into Nigeria’s military contracts and arms deals.

According to The Nation, the probe includes arms procurement in the past few years.

More reports say some contractors were detained by the military for about 24 to 48 hours for questioning and were released after making relevant documents available to the security agency.

The names of the contractors were however kept under wraps as at the time of filing this report.

The ongoing probe border on four pegs including:

– Alleged extra-budgetary spending on military hardware and the sources of funding
– What became of the $1billion approved for arms purchase by the National Assembly
– The sources of the $15million seized by South Africa
– Why the military budget had declined in the last five years or whether or not the military budget had been diverted to other use; and likely cases of mismanagement.



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