Nigerians who are expecting the federal government to name those behind Boko Haram might wait in vain. This follows a declaration by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Punch Newspaper reports.
According to Adesina, Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism.
Adesina said the government would rather prosecute financiers of insurgency in court.
“Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them to justice.”
Going further, he insisted that the government will investigate suspects before they are made to face trial.
He added that government agencies are working to get verifiable evidence against the suspects before their arraignment in court, The Cable added.
“You don’t first call people before the court and start looking for evidence against them later. No! The cases will be tied up before they appear in court.”