Boko Haram Sponsors Are Currently In Detention – Malami
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on Thursday revealed that the Federal Government has succeeded in identifying and detaining the Boko Haram Sponsors in Nigeria.
Malami made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York City.
Recall that Malami had in May announced that the Nigerian government was about to begin the prosecution of about 400 suspected Boko Haram sponsors and was profiling some high-profile Nigerians strongly suspected to be financing terrorism for prosecution.
The delay in their prosecution and unveiling of the suspects have, however, been criticised in certain quarters, but Malami assured the Federal Government was determined to take stringent measures to counter insurgency in the country.
Speaking with the newsmen on Thursday, Malami assured the Buhari administration was determined to take stringent measures to counter-insurgency.
“We have succeeded in identifying those that are responsible for funding terrorists. We have blocked the leakages associated with the funding and embarking on an aggressive investigation that is indeed impacting positively in terms of the fight against terrorism.
“Investigation is ongoing and for the purpose of investigation, I wouldn’t like to be pre-emptive in terms of making disclosures that would have the effect of undermining the successes we are recording.
“One thing I can tell you for sure is that whatever we do in terms of detention and in terms of arrest is indeed backed by judicial process.
“We have indeed obtained a legitimate court order taking into consideration what we have presented before the court; the court eventually exercised its discretion in terms of granting orders that we can have them in custody,” he said.