Nigeria Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors – Justice Minister
The battle against terrorism in Nigeria got a positive note as the country’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), disclosed that those who fund terrorism in the country have been identified.
Malami who revealed this while fielding questions to newsmen at the United Nations General Assembly in New York kept mum in mentioning those identified by the Federal Government.
But he assured that they would be brought to the book, adding the federal government did not rest on its oar by blocking the channels associated with the funding.
“As far as that aspect (of terrorism financing) is concerned, we have succeeded, one, in identifying those that are responsible for funding,
“Two, blocking the leakages associated with the funding, and then, three, embarking on an aggressive investigation that is indeed impacting positively in terms of the fight against terrorism.” He added.
He stressed that the investigations and arrests were being carried out in line with the country’s laws, insisting that due process would be followed.
“One thing I can tell you for sure is that whatever we do, in terms of detention and arrest, is indeed backed by judicial processes,
“We have acquired and obtained legitimate court orders, taking into consideration the facts and material proof of evidence presented before the court on account of which the court eventually exercises its discretion in terms of granting orders that we can have the suspects in custody pending the conclusion of the investigation.” He said.