President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the secrets the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president.
Speaking on Tuesday, April 5, at the state house in Abuja, during a farewell audience with the high commissioner of Kenya to Nigeria, Mr. Tom Amol, revealed that terrorist attacks in Africa have similar trademarks of intense planning.
“Terrorist activities always have financial sponsorship and this can be seen in their acquisition of weapons, their movements and other logistics. Here in Nigeria, we saw that Boko Haram had strong material resources and they had a close link to ISIL,” Buhari said.
President Buhari also begged that African governments do everything possible to discourage the younger generation from being enlisted by terrorist groups, which explored youthful minds for suicide bombings.
“We need a whole cultural orientation in order to succeed against terrorism,’’ he added. In his remarks, the outgoing High Commissioner said he enjoyed his stay in Nigeria and still looked forward to returning to the country in the near future,” he said.
He also disclosed that terrorists have strong alliances and proper financial sponsorship, which he insisted must be thoroughly investigated and reversed.
The president maintained that to successfully put a permanent end to terrorism in Africa requires stronger collaboration and commitment from governments, financial institutions and security agencies in tracking the sponsors of terrorist activities