PREMIUM TIMES has replied a letter sent by the Nigerian Army, threatening legal action against the newspaper for publications about the army and the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a Lieutenant General.
The United Nations has applauded the improvement in the conditions of internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Bama, Borno State, saying 15,000 people are provided with food by the World Food Programme while a clinic has been opened to provide care for the sick. Also classes have been set up for school children.
To prevent past practices where funds meant for fighting insurgency in the northeast were embezzled, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a Lieutenant General, has ordered the Military Police to carry out a forensic audit of all formations and units in the northeast.
Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Human rights lawyer, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, if the army chief fails to voluntarily resign following the revelation of his properties in Dubai worth $1.5 million.