EXPOSED!!! Shocking As FG Finally Identified Boko Haram’s Sponsors, Says Money Is Being Moved To Terrorists From United Arab Emirates
The Federal Government has made a stunning discovery of Boko Haram and bandit supporters, according to the Presidency.
It reaffirmed the argument that a connection had been identified between kidnapping for ransom, banditry, and Boko Haram sponsorship.
Some bureau de change operators with international connections are among the sponsors, according to Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari.
There is proof that money is being sent from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram representatives, according to him.
He stated that the assertion made by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), that Boko Haram sponsors are behind banditry and kidnapping is focused on intelligence gathering.
Many people have been arrested, he said, and those involved will be revealed after an investigation.
And if it was revealed that those involved were officials, he warned that there would be no sacred cows.
“It is surprising to every Nigerian that places of worship and farmland are places where killers of police officers and security officials are being harboured,” Shehu said on Channels Television.
“The new Service chiefs are collaborating with the Inspector General and the heads of intelligence agencies, and there is a strong path.
Many individuals have been detained as a result of their financial activities (of terrorism).
“A number of individuals are currently being held in custody.
“The Bureau de Change is promoting the transfer of funds to terrorists. We’ve already reached an agreement with the UAE on Nigerians sending money to Boko Haram terrorists, which occurs both domestically and internationally.
“And believe me when I say that the shocking information would stun many Nigerians by the time we finish this investigation.”
President Muhammadu Buhari also directed security chiefs to “rip down” bandit and kidnap leaders and sponsors yesterday.
He also reaffirmed his call for the country’s violence to be reduced over the next few weeks.
After a meeting with the President, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Lucky Irabor and National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) confirmed the new order.
“Mr. President has made it very clear to both the intelligence and operational elements that the first assignment will be to identify the leaders of these bandits, kidnappers, and take them out in order to restore confidence in those areas,” Gen. Monguno told State House reporters.
“Mr. President has stated that he will no longer tolerate a situation in which bandits and kidnappers set the pace and tone, and that he will also not tolerate a situation in which our own operations are reactive rather than proactive.
“He has also expressed his commitment to provide all of the support needed by our own troops to bring these offenders to justice. They must be brought down with all the ruthlessness that is needed, and anyone who works with them will be held accountable.
“He has also confirmed that whatever the National Security Council has already set out will not be changed until normalcy is restored. He’s also aware of attempts by certain elements, in collusion with a variety of people both inside and outside the country, to continue exploiting the minefields, particularly in Zamfara State.
“Mining has been banned, and that prohibition must be enforced; citizens must obey the President’s orders. Of course, we in the intelligence community are aware that individuals and organisations are preparing to work with a number of non-state actors in order to thwart the government’s attempts to enact the mining ban and enforce the no-fly zone so that no rotary aircraft can land, drop anything, or pick up anything. That has to be implemented.”
The Service chiefs, according to Gen. Irabor, will live up to the President’s expectations. “What Mr. President said is that we need to reduce the level of violence in the country within a few weeks so that our farmers can return to their farms,” he said. That is right.
“I think you will have seen a downward trend in violence across the country before the rains arrive, and I am certain you will testify to the fact that the increased operational engagements have yielded positive results.
“He urges us to improve the speed of operations. He’s pleased with how we’ve begun and wants us to keep up the pace and raise it.
“We’re on the right track. I’m saying that our operational engagement, the sum total of all of our engagements, both in terms of personnel and equipment increases, as well as heightened operational engagements, is on track.”