The Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to name those financing activities of Boko Haram and other insurgents in the country.
Making this call in reaction to a media report that exposed highly placed Nigerians behind oil theft in the country, Obi asked when Buhari will summon the political will to name financiers of insurgency.
“I am struck and intrigued by the news report linking “highly placed” Nigerians to oil theft. Same has been the case with financing insurgency and Boko Haram. When will FGN summon the political will to publicly name such persons?” Obi asked
Further advising the government against shielding those behind the evil actions, Obi warned that nobody should be treated as a sacred cow for the interest of the nation.
Recall that in 2020, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Obadiah Mailafia, alleged that a serving governor of one of the northern states was behind the activities of insurgents in the northern region.
However, after being invited b the DSS over his comments, the former deputy governor of the apex bank who passed on last year backpedalled saying that he had no proof to back his claim adding that he got the information from some traders.