Defence Headquaters (DHQ) says it is investigating a report that turkey is supplying arms and ammunition to Boko Haram and Islam in West Africa province (ISWAP) that are battling Nigerian Troops in the North East region.
The report, according to DHQ is being taken seriously at the national strategic level.
Report by TEN TV AND CBN newspapers had quoted Egyptian authorities saying that turkey is supplying terrorists, including Boko Haram with weapons.
DHQ spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, speaking on Arise television, says Nigerian Military is not surprised at the report
but the General says he will not go into details on steps being taken.
He says that Nigerian Customs Service had been intercepting weapons shipment being shipped to Nigeria.
According to the DHQ spokesman, one of the major reasons for the land border closure is the interception of smuggled shipment of arms into Nigeria.