The Nigerian Army has explained why the men of the Army Headquarters Garrison, Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, took over the premises of a company belonging to Mr. Robert Azibaola, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations,Colonel Sani Usman, said the land in question belonged to the army.
He said the army decided to take over the property to avoid further encroachment.
In a related development, a brigade commander is among 16 officers and troops being court martialed for selling arms to Boko Haram terrorists.
He is facing a secret trial in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, over what happened to 21 anti-aircraft guns assigned this year to his artillery brigade.
The brigade commander, not yet identified, claimed before his arrest that he only received one gun.
An official of the Nigerian Army, Major General Lucky Irabor confirmed that some soldiers were selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram.