It is not the priority of the federal government to name and shame sponsors of terrorism, Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina has said.
On a Channels Television programme on Monday, Adesina disclosed that the government’s focus would be to prosecute the alleged sponsors of Boko Haram.
“Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors to justice would be it. Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them to justice.
“You will see that the United Arab Emirates has given some names, and the attorney-general of the federation has responded to that matter, saying that in due course, all these people will have their days in court.
“Rest assured that these people will be dragged before justice and justice will have its way.
He disclosed that investigations were being carried out by different security agencies on sponsors of terrorism, and evidence would be presented for prosecution.
“You don’t take people before the court without investigation. I think even the EFCC chairman, Bawa, spoke about it recently. Investigations are going on at different levels.
“It would be at the level of EFCC; it would be at the level of the National Intelligence Agency. Different security agencies would be working on it so that when those people eventually appear in court, there will be what the lawyers call a prima facie case against them,” he said.
Last week, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) placed six Nigerians on its terror list.