Chief Of Army Staff Fingers Gen. MD Isa In Jaji Cantonement Bombing

Ihejirika-COAS-298x295The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, has revealed that the former Commander Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, Major General M.D Isah, had fore-knowledge of the suicide bomb attack that rocked the cantonement in November 2012.

The Army chief was speaking at the first quarter of 2013 Chief of Army Staff conference in Abuja on Monday.

The Army Chief disclosed that the report of the board of enquiry had revealed that retired Major General M.D Isah knew about the incident beforehand but failed to take appropriate measures to prevent the bombing from taking place.

Ihejirika revealed further that to cover his tracks, the retired officer travelled to Asaba for a conference the day before the bombing and did not issue directives to his subordinates.

He added that the retired officer and his accomplices knew the plotters of the bombing because one of them went to the National Assembly to make an oral report and when he was asked to go and put such into writing, he never went back to the lawmakers.

Ihejirika stated that investigation into further details of the bombing was still ongoing and that some people may be prosecuted for their involvement in the incident.