Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, has blamed Boko Haram for the reports of his assets in Dubai.The report generated controversy last week, but the government has since absolved the army chief of any wrongdoing.
But speaking at a media briefing to flag-off the Nigerian army day celebration, the number one army officer described the report as a distraction to the war against insurgency.
“I am not supposed to comment on this because the federal government has already made a statement on that through the ministry of defence. But if you want my take on the issue, it is that we have already defeated the terrorists and the insurgents on the land, now they have migrated to the cyberspace, they have migrated to the Internet and other electronic media and so on.
“We want to assure them that these terrorists, the Boko Haram terrorists, who have migrated to the cyberspace, we will follow them to that cyberspace, and equally defeat them and clear their doubts.
We are meeting all the terrorists in the cyberspace, we have defeated them, in the battle ground. We are developing our own cyber warriors and we will defeat them as we have done in the north-east.”