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Presidency Reveals Sponsors Of Boko Haram Insurgents, Bandits

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The Presidency has revealed the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits terrorising the North and the entire nation.

During an appearance on Channels Television on Tuesday night, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said sponsors of insurgents and bandits include some bureau de change operators with contacts abroad.

He added that there is evidence that money is being sent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram leaders in the country.

The Presidential aide noted that the evidence shows that there is a link between kidnapping for ransom, banditry, and Boko Haram.

Shehu stated that security agencies have arrested some suspects and that after investigation, those involved will be exposed and prosecuted.

He, however, warned that there would be no sacred cows even if those involved were found to be politicians.

He said: “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).

“There are a number of people who are currently under arrest.

“Bureau de change are facilitating money to terrorists. 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.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.