Expedite Action on Prosecution of Boko Haram Sponsors – Senate to Buhari
The Senate has asked President Muhammad Buhari to expedite action on the prosecution of known sponsors of the Boko Haram sect, currently prosecuting insurgency in the country.
The Senate Committee on Army made this known during a press conference on Wednesday shortly after the representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, led other Generals to defend the 2021 budget of the Army,.
Buratai was represented by Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun during the budget defence, which was held behind closed doors.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ali Ndume, said Buhari should emulate the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, which recently prosecuted and jailed some identified sponsors of the deadly sect.
Ndume also said the panel was against the current amnesty arrangement for the repentant members of the sect under the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of the Nigerian Army.
Ndume said: “We are still calling on the Nigerian Government to ensure that those who are directly or indirectly involved in Boko Haram activities should be brought to book.
“I think we have not been up and doing on that.