FG Uncovers 123 Companies, 96 Financiers Behind Boko Haram, Other Terrorism Activities


By John Ugo

The Federal Government on Thursday has uncovered about 123 companies and 96 financiers of terrorism in Nigeria.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The firms and the 96 financiers were alleged to be those backing Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) also uncovered 424 associates and supporters of the financiers and about 33 bureaux de change linked with terrorism.

Mohammed said 45 of the suspects will soon face trial.

He said: ”For its part, the analysis by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), 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.”


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