The Coalition for Truth and Justice has called on the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magashi, to come clean on the controversy trailing the $1 billion released by the Federal Government for arms purchase.
The group said Magashi should open up on how the Ministry of Defence expended the funds and what arms were purchased with the fund.
Recall that Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser (NSA), had said funds for arms purchase were missing under former service chiefs.
However, addressing a news conference on Tuesday, Timothy Charles, the National Coordinator of the group, said the silence of the Minister of Defence in this regard leaves many questions unanswered.
His speech reads in part, “We must agree that these issues are of great importance to the well-being of the country at large, given the country’s security challenges in recent times as well as the government’s efforts in addressing these challenges.