The Presidency has stated that its investigation revealed that some Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates were transferring money to the Boko Haram terrorists and financing their criminal activities in the country.
The Presidency added that Bureau de Change operators are also in the chain of sending money to terrorists as they were the domestic agents.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, stated this while appearing on Channels Television, adding that some Nigerians had already been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko Haram.
Shehu stated investigation became ongoing and the information would be stunning to Nigerians when they were made public to Nigerians.
He said, “It is stunning to any Nigerian that locations of worship and farmland are places where killers of policemen and security officials are being harboured.
“The new provider chiefs are working with the IG (Inspector-General of Police) and heads of intelligence companies and there’s a clean lead. A lot of people had been arrested in phrases of their financing (of terrorism).
“There are a number of those who are presently below arrest. Bureau de Change are facilitating cash to terrorists. We have already concluded with the UAE on Nigerians who’re moving money to Boko Haram terrorists and this also occurs regionally.
“And I let you know that by the time we finish this investigation, the shocking information will surprise many Nigerians.”