Posted by: Agency Reporter Posted date: October 25, 2012
United States-based Nigerians are calling for a national and international probe that will uncover the sources of funding of Boko Haram, especially on how the group gets its deadly arms and weapons.
In a chat with Empowered Newswire after addressing an international press conference in Washington DC, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, Dr. James Fadele, said it is now imperative for concerned governments, international agencies, global bodies and think tanks to carry out a probe on how the Boko Haram are able to get deadly weapons to carry out their mayhem in Nigeria.
The CANAN leader spoke just as the association formed last month in New York launched its regional chapter in Maryland.
The launching took place at an event in Jesus House DC, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was attended by members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gospel Faith Missions, Jubilee Christian Church International and Christ Apostolic Church, among others.
Speaking earlier at a press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Fadele, observed that “Boko Haram is sustained by the procurement of unbelievable amounts of heavy arms and weapons, clearly transported from country to country and certainly funded by some fat pockets.”
He for a critical investigation into the likely backers of the sect within and outside Nigeria.
“CANAN also frowned at the fact that while a number of top politicians have been linked with Boko Haram, a conclusive investigation and trial had not been carried out.
“Only last week, it was reported that the Joint Task Force, announced that it has caught a Boko Haram commander in the house of a national politician in Borno State,” the CANAN leader said.