Turkish Coup: Nigeria’s UBA, NATO indicted in $2bn transfer

People react after taking over military position on the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul

Current investigation of the failed military coup in Turkey on July 15 shows that ex-commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, was the organizer of the attempt.



Yeni Safak, a Turkish newspaper, reports that General John F. Campbell managed more than $2 billion money transactions via United Bank of Africa (UBA) Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to share among the pro-coup army personnel in Turkey.

The probe unveiled that the former commander had paid at least two secret visits to Turkey since May, until the day of the coup attempt.

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The Nigeria branch of the UBA was reportedly the main base for the last six-months of money transactions for the coup plotters.

The report reads: “Millions of dollars of money has been transferred from Nigeria to Turkey by a group of CIA personnel.

“The money, which has been distributed to an 80-person special team of the CIA, was used to convince pro-coup generals. More than 2 billion dollars were distributed during the process leading to the coup. After taking money from their bank accounts, the CIA team hand delivered it to the terrorists under the military dresses.”

Expectedly, a spokesperson for USA denounced the report as false saying the bank would issue a statement on Tuesday to deny the accusations.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the aborted coup in Turkey which attempted to upset the government of Tayyip Erdogan. Buhari has also congratulated President Erdogan for surviving what he termed as the putsch.

Source: TheCable

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