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BREAKING: Gov Zulum hails UAE govt for convicting Boko Haram sponsors, messages Buhari

Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum has expressed excitement about the conviction of alleged Boko Haram sponsors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Zulum said he was glad that for the first time in 11 years, there appears to be headway on tracking some alleged financiers of the sect.

The governor lamented that Boko Haram have killed thousands of citizens, displaced millions, and damaged private and public properties worth billions of Naira.

In a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, Zulum urged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a multi-stakeholder committee to follow up on the UAE findings.

He noted that such intelligence, if authenticated, should be used to expand search on other Boko Haram sponsors within and outside Nigeria.

Zulum suggested that the team membership should be drawn from the Ministries of Justice, and Foreign Affairs, National Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, the Multinational Joint Task Force, ECOWAS, among others.

In February, the governor declared two days of statewide fasting and prayers against Boko Haram and their sponsors.

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