Nigeria’s Federal Government has said that it has identified more than 90 Boko Haram financiers.
According to the Federal Government, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit discovered these financiers (NFIU).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the latest development at a press conference in Abuja on the administration’s anti-corruption efforts.
In his statement, he claimed that the NFIU had identified 424 financiers’ associates and supporters, as well as 123 firms and 33 foreign exchange offices.
NFIU has identified 26 alleged bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators, according to him. According to the authorities, 45 of the accused will be arrested soon.
He stated in his submission:
“For its part, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) revealed 96 terrorist financiers in Nigeria, 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, involvement of about 123 companies and 33 bureaux de change, as well as identifying 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators during its investigation in 2020-2021.”
The investigation culminated in the arrest of 45 people, who will be prosecuted and their assets seized soon.”