Federal Government officials do not intend to name and shame sponsors of terrorism, according to Femi Adesina, Special Advisor to President Buhari on Media and Publicity.
The government, he argues, is more interested in ensuring that those found guilty are brought to justice.
Adesina made this disclosure in an interview with Channels TV. He was asked whether the president will address the recent move by the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on a terror list. The UAE suspects 38 individuals, including six Nigerians, of being terrorist financiers.
In response, Adesina said the government will not name and shame such individuals.
“Naming and shaming will not be the motive. 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 see that the UAE had released some names and the AGF has responded saying that in due course, all these people will have their days in court. Rest assured that justice will have its way.”he said
The issue is also being investigated at different levels, according to him.
“Investigations are going on at different levels. It could be at the level of EFCC; it could 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