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Onuesoke backs Ali Ndume, tasks FG to name, prosecute terrorism sponsors

FORMER Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has thrown his weight behind the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume requesting that the Federal government should name and prosecute those financing terrorism in the country.


His reason was that exposing the financiers of terrorism would go a long way in saving the lives of innocent people being mowed down on daily basis.


The PDP Chieftain , in a statement issued yesterday, said he shared the same view with Ndume that those behind terrorism should be exposed and put to shame.


According to him, the delay in unveiling and prosecution of the suspects was not only having a serious effect on the security of the nation but equally responsible for loss of lives and the hyperinflation in the prices of food products in the country.


“I hold a very strong view that if the financiers were identified and prosecuted, it would go a long way in minimising the activities of terrorists thereby saving lives and property and also boost the socio-economic lifestyle of Nigerians.


“Mr Malami told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the federal government had succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country.


The AGF equally announced in May that the Nigerian government was about to begin the prosecution of about 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers and was profiling some high-profile Nigerians strongly suspected to be financing terrorism for prosecution. But over six months now, nothing was heard about the prosecution of the 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers,” he lamented.


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