The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has revealed that the terrorists, under the aegis of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, who have been defeated on the field, have now migrated to the cyber space and the internet.
The statement came on the heels of accusations by an online media house that he bought a second choice property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, days after his appointment as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Speaking on Tuesday with pressmen at this year’s Army Day celebration, Buratai stated that he is unmindful of the controversies surrounding the allegation.
The COAS stressed that he will not be reacting to the report as preempted by the media house but warned that the army will trail the terrorists who have migrated to the internet and defeat them.
Meanwhile, prominent Nigerians have called on the Federal Government, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, for allegedly purchasing $1.5m properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Last week, Buratai and his two wives were reported by an online medium, Sahara Reporters, to have owned $1.5m properties in Dubai.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, Buratai should be probed over the allegation of the Dubai property scandal.
He stated, “The defence the army put up for him is so silly to be believed outside the barracks. All the earnings of Buratai since he joined the army, if all were saved, cannot buy a house in Dubai, let alone two.
“The army also exposed itself as a lying institution when it said Buratai was never in charge of procurement in writing. The investigation should make Buratai to let the country know that he did other businesses to buy the property in question so that the integrity of the anti-corruption war can be intact.
“The house could only come legitimately through other businesses outside his pay. The savings from the salaries of any army officer in Nigeria cannot buy a house in Dubai.”