Senator Ali Ndume has tasked the Federal Government to ‘try and name’ Boko Haram terrorists and their sponsors this year.
According to him, he was prosecuted by the federal government for allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast.
Ndume, representing Borno south senatorial district at the National Assembly; made the calls Tuesday at his Government Reservation Area (GRA) residence in Maiduguri.
While lamenting his arrest, he disclosed that the Department of State Services (DSS) tracked a phone and uncovered a call made by one of the Boko Haram spokesmen.
Continued; “I consequently criticized the security agencies for not doing a proper investigation before subjecting my personality to public ridicule,” stating that if there is any evidence that somebody is funding Boko Haram; there must be clear evidence during the security agencies’ investigations and thereafter tell Nigerians for prosecutions.
He therefore asked that: “Why don’t the Federal Government and its agencies prosecute the arrested terrorists’ suspects and their sponsors,” he asked
Citing his recent arrest and detention, he said: “They were tracking my phone and they said a spokesman of Boko Haram called me,
“The security agencies went ahead to arrest me,” lamenting that they didn’t even ask him without doing any intelligence work on his arrest.
He explained that he reported to the DSS office thinking he would be afforded the opportunity of availing them useful information on the ongoing military counter-terrorism operations.
He noted that this was after the former DSS Spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, briefed journalists where he was accused of sponsoring terrorism.
Ndume, therefore called on the Federal and six State Governments in the region to rebuild it and restore people’s destroyed means livelihoods and their property.
The military, according to him, should profile all insurgents that voluntarily surrender to the Army’s Safe Corridor Programme.
The over 19, 000 surrendered Boko Haram repentant terrorists and their families are shelter at the Hajj Camp in Maiduguri.
By Mohammed Farouk