The Nigerian Army on Thursday noted that it is not its responsibility to uncover sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents.
Major Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations stated this at a media briefing in Abuja while acknowledging that the army was aware that some groups were behind the terrorists.
He said it is the duty of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Department of State Services (DSS) to identify the individuals or groups sponsoring the terror group.
“The kind of weapons these terrorists are using like the gun truck and other sophisticated weapons are expensive and how much are they stealing to procure those arms, that is to say, that they are sponsored and heavily funded.
“But like I said, 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 criminalities and that is what we are doing.
“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.”