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by Victor Ndubuisi

A list containing the names of 45 suspects allegedly sponsoring operations of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the country have been revealed.

Recall that the United Arab Emirates had recently released names of terrorism sponsors which included six Nigerians.

Following the release, Nigerians called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to follow his UAE counterpart by naming and shaming the 400 Boko Haram financiers his government claimed to have arrested in March.

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But Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina had in an interview stated that the present administration was only focussed on prosecuting and not shaming terrorists.


This was following an earlier refusal to name Boko Haram Sponsors by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Also speaking from New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami stated that the country would not name sponsors of terrorism.

He however revealed that government has commenced steps to investigate, prosecute and bring to justice 285 Boko Haram financiers.

“Naming and shaming of suspects is not embarked upon as a policy by the federal government out of sheer respect the constitutional rights of Nigerians relating to presumption of innocence,” Malami had said in a statement.

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“It is a product of constitutionalism and the law. It is rooted in the law and the names of the suspects will accordingly be made public at the point of judicial arraignment while the. Trials are judicial processes and not about media sensations. Naming and shaming in the Nigerian context must be rooted in constitutionalism. We must strike a balance between constitutional presumption of innocence and evidential proof of reasonable ground for suspicion in making disclosures associated with terrorism funding and financing.”

Sources have now revealed to Sahara Reporters, that only 45 of 400 are being prosecuted by the government before the court based “on prima facie cases of terrorism.”


They include Saidu Ahmed, Ibrahim Sani Bello, Mustapha Musa Adamu, Abubakar Sadiq Garba, Hussein Adamu, Muhammed Sani Adam, Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Ghazali Yusuf, Yusuf Ali Yusuf, Abubakar Adamu Yellow, Zahuraddeen Bashir, Haruna Garba Garo, Ibrahim Aliyu Usman, Hassan Idris, Musa Emma, Alhashim Mohammed Almashim, Baba Samaila, Bulama Tahir, Abubakar Ali, Mohammed Ambare, Danlami Hassan Nadabo, Danladi Talle Inuwa, Bashir Ali, Mansur Muhammad Usaman.

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Others are Musa Tasiu Ya’u, Auwalu Ali Alhassan, Sadi Saidu Abdullahi, Suraj Adamu, Muhammed Auwalu, Ismaila Abdullaziz Mohammed, Munzali Ashiru Gambo, Yazid Muhammad Usman, Nabil Zakari, Gambo Auwalu, Muhammed Abba, Bashir Idris Shuaibu, Mohammed Yahaya, Auwalu Ibrahim, Abdullahi Umar Usman, Dahiru Umar Mohammed, Abdullahi Mohammed, Abubakar Yahaya, Hussaini Lawali Idrisu, Ladann Ibrahim, Nurudeen Gani Aliyu.



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