Boko Haram: Buhari govt knows those sponsoring insurgency – Ex-Navy officer gives reasons


Kunle Olawunmi, former Navy Commodore, on Wednesday, opined that the federal government knows those behind Boko Haram insurgency in the country.


Olawunmi, who was a guest on Channels Television said the Nigerian government is not sincere in the fight against Boko Haram.


He recalled that after the arrest of some Boko Haram sponsors, the presidency had said it would publish names of those behind the attacks but it failed to do so.


He said, “They [government] know. Of course, it is in the news. In April this year, the government said they had arrested 400 Bureau De Change (BDCs)-related people that were sponsoring Boko Haram. They told us.


”But months down the line, the long-waited list is yet to be made public.”


Omawumi who alleged that some of the sponsors are now governors and Senators, wondered why the Buhari-led governement has refused to release their names.


He claimed that the government has developed cold feet in fighting the insurgency because some of those backing Boko Haram are now top-ranking government officials.


”Why can’t this government, if not that they are partisan, bring those people out for trial?


“I can’t come on air and start mentioning names of people that are presently in government that the boys we arrested mentioned.


“Some of them are governors now. Some of them are in the Senate. Some of them are in Aso Rock,” he added.

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