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Thousands of Nigerians have died "unnecessarily " in the hands of Boko Haram due to the country’s corruption

Dan Steinberg
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Nigerian President accuses his former security advisor of stealing two billion dollars to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram. Thousands of Nigerians have died "unnecessarily”, he says.

In a statement, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed military "fictitious, ghost" contracts. 1.7 million dollars were allocated to acquire four aircrafts, 12 helicopters and large quantities of bombs and ammunition. The soldiers were never equipped. They barely fought with a few bullets when Islamic extremists occupied much of northeastern Nigeria. Buhari has ordered the arrests of several senior officers.