High-profile Nigerians, Lawmakers Funding Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that some financiers of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho have been identified.
In his speech on Friday to mark the 2021 Independence Day, the President revealed that a serving member of the National Assembly had been identified as one of the sponsors of secession in the country.
According to him, his government was vigorously pursuing the financiers, saying the alleged sponsors have abandoned their leadership responsibilities for what he termed as selfish gain.
The President said, “The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals.
“We are vigorously pursuing these financiers, including one identified as a serving member of the National Assembly. This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains.
“Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youth to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.”
“As the so-called leaders run abroad to hide, our innocent youths are misled and left in the streets to fight for their senseless and destructive causes.
“Government will continue, with greater level of peoples’ participation and in collaboration with our international partners, to improve the security architecture, reduce enabling environment for criminality to thrive and eliminate opportunities for terrorism financing”, he said.
Speaking generally on security, President Buhari noted that progress had been made in the fight against terrorism and banditry, which had been the major features in the northern part of the country.
According to him, to support and sustain the ongoing campaign to keep the country safe and peaceful, the armed forces had recruited over 17,000 personnel, while the police had been granted leave to recruit 10,000 personnel yearly for the next six year.