The Senate Committee Chairman on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has urged the Federal Government to name, arrest and prosecute financiers of terrorism in the country.
He made the call during an interview on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
He said, “If there is evidence that somebody is funding Boko Haram, there is clear evidence after doing your investigation, why don’t you tell Nigerians? Why don’t you prosecute them?”
Narrating how he was once prosecuted for allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram, he said, “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.”
The lawmaker said he reported at the DSS office supposing he would be given an opportunity to avail them useful information that would help in the terrorism war but was instead arrested.
Ndume recalled how the then DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, spoke to newsmen over his alleged sponsoring of terrorism.
The senator also spoke about President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, saying that the development came as a shock to the National Assembly, after all their efforts to draft the bill.