The Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to disclose the identity of the religious sect sponsoring terrorism.
The call was made by the president of the council, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyatullah, and the Secretary General, Malam Nafi’u Baba Ahmed in a statement.
The council demands that the commission should not hesitate to name religious group associated with the criminal act, according to Arise News.
“Regarding the recent disclosure by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) about religious groups sponsoring insurgency in Nigeria, the Council demands the Commission to disclose the identity of the religious body allegedly sponsoring terrorism/insurgency with ₦7billion out of ₦13 billion traced to its account.
“This revelation has sent shockwaves across the nation, raising concerns about potential fund misuse for activities threatening Nigeria’s peace and security,” he said.
The Shari’ah Council further said the gravity of the situation called for immediate public clarification of the group and decisive action to address the disturbing nexus between religious groups and insurgency.
“Accordingly, we urgently call upon the EFCC to publish the list of all sponsors involved in criminal activities. The alleged disclosure of ₦7 billion linked to a religious group’s account is a matter of grave concern, and citizens demand proper legal action against sponsors and those found complicit in financing activities undermining the nation’s security.
“We further call on the EFCC to expedite the release of the list of sponsors and collaborate with relevant authorities to ensure prompt legal actions are taken,” it said.