We’re fighting Boko Haram with Biafran weapons surrendered after the war


A Nigerian army officer engaged in the fight against Boko Haram has alleged that soldiers at the front use outdated weapons to fight Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.

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The soldier, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity, said the troops still use guns recovered from the Biafra Army after the civil war ended in 1970.

He alleged that top army officers, including former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, were using the Boko Haram war as an enterprise to enrich themselves at the expense of their lives.

“Some of these guns were bought by (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu) Ojukwu for the Biafran Army during the civil war. They were handed over to the Nigerian government after he and other leaders of the Biafra Army surrendered to General Yakubu Gowon.

“The bombs given to us by Buratai were made over 50 years ago as well, so we hardly use them,” he told SaharaReporters.

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