The Nigeria military authorities Saturday said they have no plans to arrest retired Intelligence Officer, Commodore Kunle Olawunmi over his allegations that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is habouring Boko Haram terrorists as Ministers and Aso Rock Villa aides.
The authorities may have shown interest in wanting to get the names of the Boko Haram sponsors the Commodore talked about based on his disclosure that he has information about the activities of Boko Haram sponsors, who they are, and where they are currently.
Debunking the insinuation that the military has declared the Commodore wanted and would arrest him, a senior military said:
“The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor recently went to the South West Zone and interacted with retired senior officers as part of efforts to join hands in tackling security challenges in the country. These are avenues where such issues would have been discussed. I am not too sure the retired officer was there to make his contribution.
“Why should he be declared wanted and you are asking him to report on Tuesday next week as claimed. It is just propaganda to achieve publicity and paint a particular picture.
“In military tradition, if the officer was to be arrested, there are procedure for that. We have military Police for the Army, Naval Police for Navy, Air Police for Air Force and there should be proper documentation on why he is to be arrested. Can someone show us one?
Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyer speaking on the purported said: “It’s a fake news released to portray the Military in a bad light.
“He was only invited by concerned personnel who listened to him on Channels TV that if he knows so much then he can help provide information that would assist in the ongoing efforts to tackle the myriad of insecurity challenges.
“Warrant of Arrest are normally issued by Courts. If he is to be arrested then he won’t have been invited.
“It’s sad that Sahara Reporters is trying to twist the story.
“The retired senior officer is welcomed any day to share his information with the military.
“How can we be arresting retired military officers when we are asking them to support us in our task to deal with issues of insecurity?