The Nigerian government has announced that Boko Haram sponsors have been identified and are being held.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York.
The AGF said the government was detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country.
Malami assured the Buhari administration was determined to take stringent measures to counter insurgency.
“We have succeeded in identifying those that are responsible for funding terrorists”, he said.
“We have blocked the leakages associated with funding and embarking on aggressive investigation that is indeed impacting positively in term of the fight against terrorism.
“Investigation is ongoing and for the purpose of investigation, I wouldn’t like to be pre-emptive in terms of making disclosures that would have the effect of undermining the successes we are recording.
“One thing I can tell you for sure is that whatever we do in terms of detention and in terms of arrest is indeed backed by judicial process.
“We have indeed obtained a legitimate court order taking into consideration what we have presented before the court; the court eventually exercised its discretion in terms of granting orders that we can have them in custody,” he said.
The Nigerian authorities are receiving knocks for failing to publicize names of Boko Haram financiers after the revelation by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).