Nigeria's military revealed some officers inside army are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country's fight against the terrorists continues despite efforts to halt graft.
The admission comes three weeks after the Nigerian army said a military tribunal is trying 16 officers and troops accused of offenses related to the fight against Boko Haram, including the theft and sale of ammunition, The Daily Star reported.
Major General Lucky Irabor, the chief army commander in Northeastern Nigeria, told a news conference that military authorities have confirmed that some soldiers were selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram. He called it a betrayal of the Nigerian people.
President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed corruption for the deaths of thousands in the seven-year uprising that has killed more than 20,000.