Nigeria’s anti-graft agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Army have agreed to put up joint efforts to tackle the financing of terrorism in the country.
The Chairman of Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, expressed confidence in the readiness of the body to partner with the Army in the areas of intelligence sharing and capacity building in their bid to weed terrorists away from Nigeria.
Bawa made this pledge while addressing officers of the Nigerian Army School of Artillery in Kachia, Kaduna State on Wednesday.
The anti-graft stressed that modern warfare has gone beyond kinetics and exchange of gunfire.
He said the military and other security agencies must “choke” the source of funding of terrorists and identify their sponsors.
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Bawa, who spoke through the Kaduna Zonal Commander Harry Erin, added that the EFCC is the lead agency in investigating and prosecuting terrorism financing.
Deputy Commandant of the Army School, Brigadier General Emmanuel Zakari Karau thanked the EFCC for its efforts to block the funding of insurgents.
In another report, the EFCC had recently called on the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to make sure that they shun any form of corruption while operating.
Bawa had also called for prudent use of government resources which had been allocated to them by ensuring that the monies released for specific projects are used for the same purpose.
The anti-graft chief, represented by Uyo Zonal Commander Hamidu Bawa, had given the advise at the 5th National Council on Niger Delta in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom.
The senior police officer had also vowed that the EFCC would always ensure that right things are done concerning the use of public funds.