10 Nigerian generals arrested for supplying information, ammunition to Boko Haram

Amidst criticism that the Nigerian government has failed to dedicate sufficient resources to recover more than 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram, a Nigerian military court found 15 senior military officers guilty of providing information and ammunition to the Islamist militant group.

By JC Finley
Nigerian soldiers, pictured in 2007. (CC/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Larson)

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 3 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court has levied a guilty verdict against 15 senior military officers, including 10 generals, for passing information and ammunition to the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

"There are a lot of arrests that have been made," a military source told Nigeria's Leadership newspaper for "sabotaging the on-going counterinsurgency operations. The suspects include about 10 generals and other ranks, not to talk of soldiers who have been found culpable of sabotaging our operations."


Another senior security source confided to Leadership that "Four generals... were found guilty of leaking military strategies to the Boko Haram people. This was why many soldiers have been ambushed and killed by the Boko Haram."

Boko Haram is the organization that claimed responsibility for abducting more than 230 girls from their school in Borno state on April 15.

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