Why Buhari govt is not interested in naming terrorism financiers – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari

The presidency has said the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in naming or shaming Boko Haram sponsors and other financiers of terrorism in the country.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said rather, the current regime is interested in bringing those involved to justice.

Adesina spoke on Monday evening as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ current affairs program.

Recalls that another presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had in March 2021 said the Nigerian Government arrested 400 Bureau De Change operators for allegedly funding Boko Haram insurgency in the country.

Shehu had said the Nigerians were transferring money to the sect from the United Arab Emirates.

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Adesina who is part of the entourage of the President in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, when asked to give an update on the prosecution of terror sponsors in the country,  said, “Naming and shaming would not be the motive, rather bringing malefactors to justice would be it.

“Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody, rather it wants to bring them to justice.

“The United Arab Emirates has brought some names and the Attorney General of the Federation has responded to that matter, saying that in due course, all these people would have their days in court.

“Rest assured that these people (terror financiers) would be tried before justice and justice would have its way.”

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He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other related agencies were investigating the allegations against suspected terror funders in the country. (terrorism financiers)

“You don’t take people before the court without investigation. The EFCC chairman spoke about it recently.

According to him, “Investigations are going on about it differently, at the level of the EFCC, at the level of the National Intelligence Agency, all security agencies would be working at it so that when those people eventually appeared in court, there would be prima facie case against them.’’

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