The Nigerian Army has said that its duty is to fight terrorism and crime, and not to expose the sponsors behind those criminal or terrorist groups.
This was disclosed by the Military’s Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche in Abuja on Thursday.
“It is not the duty of the military to uncover the sponsors. Our duty is to remain in the frontline and defeat terrorism and other criminality and that is what we are doing.”
He however, maintained that it is clear that most of the terrorists groups in the country have “major” financial backing.
Enenche added that the task of bringing to the fore, the sponsors of the terrorists is the prerogative of the Department of State Security (DSS).
“We have the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Department of State Security (DSS). It is their responsibility to gather intelligence on the sponsors of the terrorists and not the military,” Enenche maintained.