The Nigerian army has inaugurated a committee to investigate allegations leveled against its personnel by former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma.
The former Minister of Defence had accused the military of colluding with herdsmen and creating routes for them to carry out the attacks.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen TY Buratai disclosed this on Monday while inaugurating the committee at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
The statement reads, “The Nigerian Army has set up a high powered committee to investigate allegations made by former Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Theophilus Danjuma, that soldiers are colliding with armed militants to kill innocent citizens across the country.
“The eight-member committee has Major-General John Nimyel as chairman, while Colonel Gambo Mohammed is to serve as secretary.
“Other members of the committee are Brigadier-Generals Saka Abubakar, Sani Mohammed, Kayode Olajide, Alexander Ridley and Stanly Eze.
“Also on the committee are Abudu Aladoja from the Nigerian Bar Association, and Mrs. Comfort David from the Civil Society Organization.
Buratai, speaking with the team said the committee members were selected based on their track record.
He charged them to thoroughly investigate and unravel the allegations made by the former army chief.
Buratai, describing the allegation as a burning national issue, urged the team to visit Taraba State and other states where allegations over misconduct of soldiers have been reported.