Presidency recognizes Boko Haram, bandits’ financers links in Nigeria

Bureau de Change operators with foreign contacts have been identified by the Presidency as sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists and banditry in Nigeria.

Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, said there are evidence of money being sent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram leaders through Bureau de Change operators in Nigeria.

Appearing on Channels Television, Garba disclosed that some Nigerians have been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko Haram.

Shehu said investigation was ongoing over the financing of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

He said, the result of the investigation would shock Nigerians.

According to him: “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.

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“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.”

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