As Nigerians are itching to know the names and faces of the people behind the terrorist group, Boko Haram, there are indications that those sponsoring the group are transferring funds through some Bureau De Change operators.
This revelation is coming barely a month after Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed that the federal government was making efforts to investigate those behind sponsoring the Boko Haram sect.
He had opined that the outcome of the investigations would come as a shock to many Nigerians. Shehu added that the Nigerian government had arrested some Bureau De Change operators behind the transfer of money to Boko Haram terrorists.
According to Shehu, some Nigerians transferring money to the sect from the United Arab Emirates worked with the BDC operators (read more here).
Meanwhile, a report by Daily Trust has exposed some of the Bureau De Change operators arrested for allegedly funding Boko Haram.
The suspected Bureau De Change operators fingered for working with the Boko Haram sect are, Baba Usaini, Abubakar Yellow, Yusuf Ali Yusuf, Ibrahim Shani, Adamu Ibrahim Naim, Inuwa Talle Danladi, Muhammad Yahaya and Yahaya Saidu Ibrahim.
Others on the list include, Muhammed Aliyu Adam, Sadi Saidu Abdullahi, Surajo Adam Muhammad, Auwalu Ibrahim Faggge, Nura Tasiu, Muhammed Lawal Sani, Muhammed Abba Lawan, Bashir Ali, Abdullahi Umar Usman and Hassa Idris.
Also, Nura Gani, Sani Maiwaya, Abdulrahman Kokawa, Garzali Yusuf, Auwalu Gambo and Muhammad Lawan Sani were arrested and kept in military and DSS facilities in Abuja and other places.