The Attorney-General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated that the federal government will go after sponsors of Boko Haram.
The federal government has said that it is carrying out investigation into the Boko Haram insurgency with a view to finding a lasting solution to the issue.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this when he received members of the Lawyers United for Equality and Human Rights Advocacy who were on a peaceful protest tothe ministry.
Represented by a director in the ministry, Lola Eket, the minister noted that the federal government will go after sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents.
The AGF maintained that Boko Haram could not have gone to the extent they got if there were no strong sponsors of the terrorists, disclosing that a Judicial Commission of Inquiry would be set in motion to unravel how the menace found its way into the country.
“In the past, no Nigerian will commit suicide under any persuasion, and the way they have sustained onslaught against the state since they started, it seems they were being sponsored and I assure all of you that Judicial Commission of Inquiry would be set up to investigate where sponsorship of Boko Haram were coming from,” the AGF said.
Convener of the group, Barrister Samson Esekhaigbe, called for the arraignment and prosecution of Boko Haram sponsors, who he said should be charged to the International Criminal Court for the death of those killed by the terrorists.
“Part of the reason we are concerned was the mistakes of the past where government relaxed in prosecution of heinous act which in our reasoning was responsible for emergence militancy afresh,” he stated.
“A situation where over 10,000 people have been senselessly killed was alarming and so far there was no sign of prosecution at the International Criminal Court,” he said.