Friday, 14 November 2014

Federal Govt Urges to Cripple the Financial strenght of Boko Haram

Okechukwu Onuegbu

The needs for a collaborative with all Nigerians in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency among other terrorists groups tampering the peace and unity of the country has been stressed.

The Director of Technical Services, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Femi Oloruntoba, who made the call in a seminar recently organised by the agency in Awka, the capital of Anambra of Anambra State, posited that terrorism is a worldwide network of unscrupulous elements whose aim and objective is to kill and destroy innocent lives and properties.

Mr. Oloruntoba also postulated that there are over 700 terrorists groups all over the globe including the Boko Haram insurgents, Alquada, Isisi, and others, even as he alluded financial and material supports to the vehicle towards escalating the nefarious act.

Hence, he enjoined Nigerians to join hands with the federal government on the war against Boko Haram insurgents with a view to ending the nefarious act forthwith.

Mr. Femi Oloruntoba, who delivered a paper entitled "Understanding Terrorism, Terrorists Financing and an Appraisal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2011", further advised the sponsors of terrorists to keep-off and allow peace to reign or be ready to face the wrath of law.

But while lamenting that insurgency has claimed many lives in the north-eastern part of the country, Mr. Oloruntoba praised Anambra state government sequel to its war against kidnapping among other heinous crimes, and reiterated the needs for Nigerians to be at alert copiously with a view to providing the government and relevant authorities with useful information when the need arises, because according to him, the war is not for government alone.

However, the NDLEA Director of Technical Services beckoned on the federal government to find betting means of crippling the financial sources of Boko Haram so as to easily cripple their activities.

Declaring the seminar open earlier, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke emphasised that the state government would never relent on it fight against kidnapping, illicit drugs and other related vices.



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