EFCC Boss: Why I Can’t Reveal Boko Haram/ISWAP Sponsors


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday stated that he can’t reveal the financier of terrorism in the country publicly.

Leakblast.com had earlier reported that the United Arab Emirates authorities in the course of the week identified six Nigerians as financiers of terrorism.

The Nigerians placed on the watch list were Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.

Meanwhile, the EFCC boss when asked about sponsoring terrorism in the country on Channels TV on Thursday evening, said he can’t discuss a sensitive national security issue on national television.

Bawa asked, “If you are my adviser will you advise me to come on national television to tell the whole world regarding matters of sensitive national security issue?

“Certainly, not. But what I want to assure you is we are working tirelessly with other sister agencies to ensure that this country is free of terrorism.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari administration had vowed to release the names of that financing terrorism in the country but has failed to fulfil its promise.

Bawa stated this after there were reports of him slumping at an event organised by the National Identity Management Commission at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The EFCC boss while speaking on the issue noted that doctors have confirmed that he is okay and was only dehydrated.

He said, “I’m okay. You can see that I’m okay (speaking to Seun Okinbaloye). There was a bit of dizziness, and I had to excuse myself, and of course, I went straight to the hospital where the doctors confirmed to me that everything about me is okay, except for the fact that I’m a bit dehydrated, that I need to take a lot of water.”

“So, straightaway from the hospital, I went straight to the office. I’m now back at home.”

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