Presidency says Bureau de Change operators sponsoring Boko Haram
The Presidency has revealed that sponsors of Boko haram and banditry in the country have been traced to Bureau de Change operators with foreign contacts.
The spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu revealed that some Nigerians have been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko haram as there is evidence that money is being sent from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram leaders.
Shehu, speaking on Channels Television, said: “It is shocking to any Nigerian that places of worship and farmland 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.”