A coalition of civil societies group under the auspices of anti-corruption movement of Nigeria has blasted a foreign based newsmedia, the Economist Newspaper for alleging Nigeria military Generals of selling weapons to insurgents and Bandits in Nigeria.
The group however accused The Economist of being a member of an organised foriegn collaborators which suggests that the insurgents use in spreading their ideology.
“We are not surprised with their allegations coming at these time, you will notice anytime the Nigeria military is making snigficant progress in the war against terror you will hear either Amesty international saying something against Nigeria Security architecture expecially the Nigerian Army or you hear The Economist on the other hand with there local proxis saying condemning our toop in the fight against Boko Haram and Bandits.
“We advise The economist to be concerned more with the hideous/Nicodemuscally style with which the American Commandos left Afghanistan after a fare business transaction with the Taliban which reportage was concealed by the likes of The economist.
“We are already acustom with their lies ,what fact do they have against the Nigerian Army, what kind of weapons are they selling, is it A29Tucano aircraft, anti Aircraft Millisle, warship, machine guns, Ak47, what is the price tag per weapon who are those Generals involved in such act? These are questions the economist need to answer.
It should be noted that the influx and proliferation of small weapons had been a major concern of the ECOWAS region since the fall of Libya and the subsequent conflicts in Northern Mali led by the Tuareg and the rise of the Arab spring.
Arm struggle has continued to dominate the sub-regions and Nigeria government have been putting various measures and mechanisms in place for the control of influx of weapons and small arms.