EFCC chairman, Bawa reveals why he can’t publicly mention terrorism financiers
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said Nigerians will know the identities of those financing Boko Haram and other terrorism acts in the country at the right time.
Bawa made this on Thursday while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ current affairs programme.
The EFCC boss said he cannot publicly mention terrorism financiers in the country as the matter is of sensitive national security.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that authorities of the United Arab Emirates listed six Nigerians among those funding terrorism.
Asked specifically to reveal the people financing terror and unleashing mayhem on Nigerians in the last 12 years, the EFCC chairman replied the interviewer, “If you are my adviser, will you advise me to come on national television to tell the whole world regarding matters of sensitive national security issue? Certainly, not. But what I want to assure is the fact that we are working tirelessly with other sister agencies to ensure that this country is free of terrorism.”
When further asked whether it was appropriate for the government to conceal the identities of terror financiers whose activities have led to the killing of thousands of innocent lives, Bawa said, “Of course, transparency is one of the bedrock(s) of this administration, of course, I am not a spokesman for this administration, but I believe that at the right time Nigerians will get to know those that are financing terrorism in this country and beyond as well.
“These are issues that are beyond the borders of this country and of course we are working tirelessly with our partners overseas as well as other sister agencies at home. We are working, it is not something we should come out to say that these are the modus operandi that we are adopting.”
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