The Presidency, has restated its claim that a link between kidnapping for ransom, banditry, and boko haram sponsorship, has been established,
According to Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, the Sponsors include some Bureau de Change Operators with contacts abroad, specifically the United Arab Emirates, UAE.
He stated that there is evidence that money is being sent from the UAE, to Boko Haram Leaders in Nigeria.
He confirmed the statement by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, that boko haram Sponsors are behind banditry.
Shehu said that many people have been arrested, and that after investigation, those involved will be exposed.
He warned that there would be no sacred cows, even if those involved are found to be Politicians.
Speaking on Channels Television, he said: “It is shocking to any Nigerian, that places of worship and farmlands are places where killers of Policemen and Security Officials are being harboured.
“The new Service Chiefs are working with the IG and Heads of Intelligence Agencies, and there is a clear lead.
A lot of people have been arrested in terms of their financing (of terrorism).
“There are a number of people who are currently under arrest.
“Bureau de change are facilitating money to terrorists. We have already concluded with the UAE on Nigerians who are transferring money to Boko Haram terrorists, and this also happens domestically.
“And I tell you that by the time we conclude this investigation, the shocking details will surprise many Nigerians.”