The Nigerian Army has said it was yet to arrest any persons or group of persons in connection with the alleged plot by politicians to infiltrate the army for political reasons.
We reported recently that Buratai had warned military men against being used by politicians to truncate the country’s democracy.
The director of army public relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, when responding to questions on whether the army has arrested any individuals or whether its officers were romancing politicians for undisclosed reasons as alleged by its boss, said that the military had not made any arrests on the issue, The Guardian reports.
“We have always been open and transparent with information. If there is anything, we will let members of the public know,” he said through short message services (SMS) on his mobile telephone.
According to This Day, the army spokesperson did not elaborate on any move to investigate the matter beyond the warning handed down to officers and soldiers in the army by the COAS.
Responding to the development, the Chief of the Air Staff (COAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said that the Nigerian Air Force would continue to remain loyal to Nigeria and to the service.
He commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the support it has extended to the service and assured that the service would remain loyal to the country.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has asked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, to immediately identify and try the military officers allegedly hobnobbing with some politicians.