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03.02.2022 Featured FG Uncovers 96 Boko Haram Sponsors, 424 Associates

Published 3rd Feb, 2022

By Lolade Olu-Ojegbeje

The Federal Government has uncovered 96 sponsors of Boko Haram activities and 424 of their supporters.

According to The PUNCH, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, made the development known during a briefing on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight on Thursday.

Mohammed said, “For its part, the analysis by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, 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 7 co-conspirators. The analysis has resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects who will soon face prosecution and seizure of assets.

“Also, from its analysis of tax evasion and tax avoidance linked to corruption, NFIU has identified N3,909,707,678,112.43 in VAT and N3,737,918,335,785.82 in withholding tax due to the government. NFIU has also sent 1,165 intelligence reports on cases of corruption, money laundering and other serious offences to 27 domestic agencies for investigation, prosecution and asset recovery.”

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Published 3rd Feb, 2022

By Lolade Olu-Ojegbeje

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