We’re not interested in Naming and Shaming Sponsors of Terrorism – Presidency

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*President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Presidency on Monday said that the Muhammadu Buhari led federal government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism.

Presidential spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina, who made the statement during an interview on Channels Television, said the government is more interested in ensuring that those found guilty will be brought to book.

He was responding to questions on possible topics of discussion that President Buhari will have at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

Specifically, the presidential aide was asked if the president will address the recent move by the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on terror list.

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The Nigerians are six of 38 individuals whom the UAE suspects to be financiers of terrorism.

But in his response, Mr Adesina said the government will not name and shame such people.

“Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors to justice would be it,” he said.

“Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them to justice.

“You see that the UAE had released some names and the AGF has responded saying that in due course, all these people will have their days in court. Rest assured that justice will have its way.”

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He further disclosed that investigation on the issue is underway at different levels.

“Investigations are going on at different levels. It could be at the level of EFCC; it could be at the level of the National Intelligence Agency.

“Different security agencies would be working on it so that when those people eventually appear in court, there will be what the lawyers call a prima facie case against them.”

(Adapted from Premium Times)

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