The Presidency has said some Bureau de Change operators with foreign contacts are sponsoring Boko Haram terrorists and banditry in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu said there are evidence of money being sent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Boko Haram leaders through Bureau de Change operators in Nigeria.
Garba disclosed that some Nigerians have been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko Haram.
Shehu said investigation was ongoing over the financing of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. According to him, the result of the investigation would shock Nigerians.
He 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.”