Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, says defeated Boko Haram insurgents operating from the internet, are behind the reports that his family acquired two properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The Army Chief vowed to defeat the cyber terrorists the same way land insurgents were destroyed by Nigerian troops.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, released a statement on Tuesday, saying, “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.”
“The issue of the refurbished equipment is still part of campaign of calumny. I refer you to the theatre commander. We are doing internal audit, they know my position. We will continue to do that. Definitely, the way we defeated them, we will defeat them in the cyber space.”