Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman Army committee Nigeria Senate has xhallenged the Federal Government to name and arrest those responsible for financing terrorism in the country.
“If there is evidence that somebody is funding Boko Haram, after doing your investigation, why don’t you tell Nigerians? Why don’t you prosecute them?” Ndume querried.
While being interviewed on the programme “political paradigm” on Channels Television, Ndume also said he was prosecuted by the Federal Government for sponsoring Boko Haram because the Department of State Services (DSS) tracked a phone line and discovered a call made by the spokesman of the insurgents.
However, he alleged that the security agents did not carry out proper investigation before subjecting him to public ridicule.
His words: “Just because they were tracking my phone and they said a spokesman of Boko Haram called me, they went and arrested me. They didn’t even ask me, they didn’t do any intelligence work. The Senate President called me and said the SSS wants you to report that they have some questions.”
Ndume also called on the government to intensify effort in rebuilding the north-east ravaged by the insurgency for over a decade.
He advised the government to resettle the victims of and reconstruct the areas destroyed by the terrorist. He also implore the feral government to process and profile insurgents that voluntarily surrender to the military authorities.
Still on the programme, Ndume said President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill was as a shock to the National Assembly.