Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, has said the Federal Government is not reluctant to name the sponsors of terrorists in the country.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Malami, however, stated that necessary legal steps are being undertaken before the names of such persons are publicly named.
Many Nigerians have lamented the spate of insecurity and have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “name and shame” the terrorists and their sponsors, as well as prosecute them.
However, Malami insisted that “work is in progress” as the government is taking its time to ensure it follows every procedure according to the letter of the law.
“One thing that I think you need to take into consideration is that investigation is still ongoing and the fact that a lot of arrests were made,” the AGF said on Channels Television.
“With the fact that judicial orders for the detention of those that have been arrested have been obtained, it is indeed out of place to conclude that nothing is being heard on the matter.
“Work is in progress. It will continue to be in progress and certainly we will do the needful at the right time.
“The fact remains that we have ever been working. There is no dull moment as far as the process is concerned. So, what I am saying in essence is that it is work in progress. Arrests were made, judicial orders were obtained and, indeed, we will do the needful.”
The minister also vowed that “no one will be spared as far as we are concerned as a government”.