BREAKING: Tinubu Discloses Source of Cash Fueling Illegal Mining, Terrorism in Africa

BREAKING: Tinubu Discloses Source of Cash Fueling Illegal Mining, Terrorism in Africa

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed the source of cash fueling illegal mining and terrorism in Africa
  • Tinubu said foreign cash gotten in exchange for mining by terrorists is used to buy more arms and ammunition
  • He added that the global community owed Africa and must help in the ongoing war against terrorism and illegal mining journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said money from other places has been fuelling illegal mining in Africa and in turn, funding terrorism.

The president stated this while speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day African High-Level Meeting on Counter-terrorism on Monday, April 22.

Tinubu discloses source of illegal mining, terrorism in Africa
Tinubu says foreign cash fueling illegal mining, terrorism in Africa Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Tinubu said the global community owe the continent and must help in the ongoing war against the menaces, The Nation reports.

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This was contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The meeting was organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Abuja.

President Tinubu said African countries need to strengthen regional cooperation and institution-building to address the evolving threat of terrorism on the continent.

He stressed that terrorism poses a significant threat to peace, security, and development in Africa.

How illegal mining fund terrorism

Tinubu said illegal mining has robbed African countries of their natural resources that would have been deployed to meet their national needs.

According to Leadership, President Tinubu said mining is being hijacked by terrorist groups in exchange for foreign cash, which they use to buy more arms and ammunition.

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“Look at the illegal mining that plagues so many of our nations today. Those who think illegal mining has no connection with financing terrorism are sorely mistaken. The international community has both the moral and legal obligation to help in this cause because it is outside money not African money that fuels the illegal operations.
“We shall be knocking on this door of the international community to answer this call for justice, peace, and fair play”

FG releases names of BDC operators Financing terrorism

Meanwhile, reported that the FG released the names of BDC operators allegedly involved in financing terrorism within Nigeria.

The list includes detailed information, such as the names of individuals and companies involved in terrorism.

The Nigerian government will now direct that their assets be immediately identified and frozen without prior notice.


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