Efforts being made by the Nigerian authorities to close down the activities of persons who may be conspiring with dangerous elements to make the West African country unsafe are gradually yielding fruits.
So far, a number of Bureau De Change operators, the Daily Trust newspaper reports are being rounded up and detained.
We have learnt that no less than 23 owners of Bureau De Change outfits who are believed to be engaged in helping Boko Haram operatives to launder funds are reportedly assisting the authorities with ongoing investigations.
They are being held at secret facilities controlled by the Military and the Directorate of State Security, according to information.
T @ he suspects who have been using their operations to aide the horrendous activities of Boko Haram are Baba Usaini, Abubakar Yellow, Yusuf Ali Yusuf, Ibrahim Shani, Adamu Ibrahim Naim, Inuwa Talle Danladi, Muhammad Yahaya and Yahaya Saidu Ibrahim.
Similarly, 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 are beng grilled for their role in aiding and abetting the deadly Islamic terrorist group. .
The remaining suspects that are being held include Nura Gani, Sani Maiwaya, Abdulrahman Kokawa, Garzali Yusuf, Auwalu Gambo and Muhammad Lawan Sani.
Garba Shehu, SA to the President on Media had alerted Nigerians weeks ago that a list of well placed persons who are collaborating with Boko Haram is being compiled.
He said Nigerians would be shocked by the caliber of people whose names are already on the watch list.
The arrest of owners of Bureau De Change organs may be designed to cut off the financial life line of the terrorists who appear to obtain funds through sources in the United Arab Emirate.
In the meantime, Nigerian leaders are keeping a weary eye on Chad following the murder of Idris Deby.
The Nigerian authorities are worried weapons may be smuggled through Chad, now that Deby who was a close ally is no more.
The country’s Defence Minister said Thursday that Abuja was seriusly disturbed by developments in Chad, revealing that it would be absolutely devastating if Chad would turn into a route for the smuggling of dangerous weapons.
Deby’s son has ascended power as Head of State after the demise of his father, but there are indications that Nigeria’s intelligence operatives are keeping an eye on unfolding events in that country
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