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The Buhari Regime does not have plans to name or shame Boko Haram sponsors in Public - Presidential Spokesperson

Presidential Spokesperson and Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has revealed that the Buhari regime does not have plans to publicly name the sponsors of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Mr. Adesina made this known in an interview with Channels TV on Monday.

In his words, Adesina said:

"Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Bringing malefactors to justice will be it. Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them to justice," 

In May, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, announced that high-profile Nigerians were financing terrorism in the country.

“In essence, it is indeed true that the government is prosecuting, and it’s indeed initiating processes of prosecuting those high-profile individuals that are found to be financing terrorism. It is indeed true,” Malami had said.

Contrary to many Nigerians’ expectations, Buhari’s government failed to reveal the identities of the terrorism financiers.

But Adesina stated that, “rest assured that these people will be dragged before justice, and justice will have its way.”

He added that investigations were ongoing at various security agencies before arraigning the suspects.

“Investigations are going on at different levels; it will be at the level of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; it will be at the level of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency. All the security agencies will be working on it so that when those people eventually appear in court, there will be a prima facie case against them,” the Presidential spokesperson said. 

This development is coming few days after the EFCC boss Abdulrasheed Bawa also announced that he not reveal the names of the Boko Haram sponsors and financiers.

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