Insecurity: Presidency reveals ‘shocking’ findings about Boko Haram, bandits’ sponsors

…Says “details will surprise many Nigerians”

The Federal Government has made a shocking discovery of sponsors of Boko Haram and bandits, the Presidency has revealed.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this during a television prigramme yesterday, restated the claim that a link between kidnapping for ransom, banditry and Boko Haram sponsorship had been established.

He said these sponsors, include some Bureau de Change, (BDC), operators with contacts abroad.

According to him, there is evidence that money is being sent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram leaders.

He confirmed that the statement by Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Dr. Kayode Fayemi that Boko Haram sponsors are behind banditry and kidnapping is a product of intelligence gathering.

He said many people have been arrested and that after investigation, those involved will be exposed. He warned that there would be no sacred cows even if those involved were found to be politicians.

Shehu added: “It is shocking to any Nigerian that places of worship and farmland are places where killers of policemen and security officials are being harboured.

“The new Service chiefs are working with the IG and heads of intelligence agencies and there is a clear lead. A lot of people have been arrested in terms of their financing (of terrorism).

“We have already concluded with the UAE on Nigerians who are transferring money to Boko Haram terrorists and this also happens domestically.

“And I tell you that by the time we conclude this investigation, the shocking details will surprise many Nigerians.”, he stated.

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