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FG Must Name Terrorism Financiers In The Country – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has come out to challenge the Federal Government to publicly name terrorism financiers and oil thieves across the country.

He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, the call has become imperative to ensure there are no sacred cows in the fight against terrorism, anti-corruption and economic sabotage across the country.

He added that it is very important for the apex government to rise to the occasion.

His words, “For its part, the analysis by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, in 2020-2021, revealed 96 financiers of terrorism in Nigeria, 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, involvement of about 123 companies and 33 Bureaux de Change, in addition to identifying 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators. The analysis has resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects who will soon face prosecution and seizure of assets.”

“The NFIU has also sent 1,165 intelligence reports on cases of corruption, money laundering and other serious offences to 27 domestic agencies for investigation, prosecution and asset recovery.”

“During the same period, 2020-2021, the organisation returned fraudulently-obtained funds totaling US$103.7m, 3,000 Pound Sterling; 7,695 Singapore Dollar and 1,091 Euros to 11 countries of victims who came into the country.”

“I am struck and intrigued by the news report linking β€œhighly placed” Nigerians to oil theft. The same has been the case with financing insurgency and Boko Haram. When will FGN summon the political will to publicly name such persons?”

“In the National Interest, there should be no sacred cows – PO.”

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