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NASS serving member among financiers of secessionists — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that “a serving member of the national assembly” of the National Assembly is among the “high-profile financiers” behind Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a Sunday Igboho).

According to the president in a presidential broadcast for the 61st Independence Day anniversary, “The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals.

“We are vigorously pursuing these financiers including one identified as a serving member of the national assembly”.

Buhari continued; “fellow Nigerians

“This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains. Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youth to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.

“As the so-called leaders run abroad to hide, our innocent youths are misled and left in the streets to fight for their senseless and destructive causes.

“Government will continue, with greater level of peoples’ participation and in collaboration with our international partners, to improve the security architecture, reduce enabling environment for criminality to thrive and eliminate opportunities for terrorism financing”.

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