- The Middle Belt Forum has called on the FG to unveil the identities of the BDC operators accused of sponsoring Boko Haram terrorists
- In a communique issued in Nasarawa, the MBF also rejected the idea of giving soft landing to the terrorists
- The forum also commended governors who have courageously put in place anti-open grazing laws in their states
According to The Guardian, the MBF said the FG has to reveal the identities of the suspected sponsors to absolve itself of culpability.
Court finally fixes date to decide the fate of 400 suspects accused of funding Boko Haram terrorists
Legit.ng gathers that the group also opposed any form of amnesty for insurgents and other terrorist groups.
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The MBF's call is contained in a communique issued after its meeting at Akwanga, Nasarawa state, on Saturday, September 11, regarding many issues affecting the region and Nigeria and signed by its president, Dr Pogu Bitrus.
Anti-open grazing laws: MBF commends southern governors
Meanwhile, the MBF has also commended the southern governors and some governors in the Middle Belt for their courage in passing anti-open grazing laws in their states.
The forum condemned the alleged call by Miyetti Allah on its members not to obey the laws duly passed in their states, adding that the officials of herder's group should be arrested.
Court fixes date to arraign 400 suspects accused of funding Boko Haram terrorists
Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Friday, September 17 for the arraignment of 400 suspects accused of sponsoring terrorist activities in Nigeria. The case will come up before Justice Anwuli Chikere.
Legit.ng recalls that the presidency had previously announced the arrest of the suspects, mainly Bureau De Change operators, for allegedly facilitating the transfer of funds to Boko Haram terrorists.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), had announced that arrangements had been concluded to arraign the suspects who were arrested and interrogated by the State Security Service (SSS).
US announces readiness to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism
In a related development, the United States said it is ready to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism in the country.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard made this known on Monday, August 30, during a meeting with journalists in Abuja. The envoy noted that the partnership is something they are very eager to do, adding that she has had at least three conversations in the last two months on the subject.
While noting that talks were ongoing on the matter, Leonard added that the US remains committed to supporting Nigeria in the fight against insecurity.