The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, furthermore mentioned those expanding the rumours are set on to distract Buratai.
The Chief Of Army staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has accused cyber terrorists of spreading false allegations against him.
Buratai also said the Army is putting a cyber team together to counter the alleged terrorists’ propaganda.
The Army chief also said the rumours are being spread by members of the Boko Haram sect who have been defeated.
Also, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, who spoke to Punch on the issue, said those spreading the rumours are out to distract Buratai, adding that details of the property were in the asset declaration form which the Army chief submitted before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
Buratai also said “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.”
He said “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.”
Sahara Reporters alleged that Buratai bought two properties in Dubai with funds which he got from a vehicle contract scam while serving as the Director of Procurement at the Army Headquarters.