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Expert seeks probe of Boko Haram sponsorship

By Chijioke Iremeka
06 August 2022   |   4:39 am
The Chairman, Global Prolife Alliance, Prof. Philip Njemanze, has urged the Federal Government to establish a joint commission of inquiry to investigate the sponsorship of Boko Haram and insurgency...

Prof. Philip Chidi Njemanze

The Chairman, Global Prolife Alliance, Prof. Philip Njemanze, has urged the Federal Government to establish a joint commission of inquiry to investigate the sponsorship of Boko Haram and insurgency in the country.

Njemanze, who spoke while commending the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) over its recent accountability demands on the government with regard to security, stated that the Federal Government and the National Assembly (NASS) had avoided the issue of Boko Haram sponsorship, stating that investigating it remains the key to solving the insecurity problems of the country.

He said the joint commission should be headed by a former Federal High Court or Appeal Court judge, which would include NASS representatives from all the six geopolitical zones and farmers, among others.

He said: “Since the insecurity started in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, it would be wise to commence from there to call witnesses. All ministers of agriculture, special advisers to the present government on agriculture and national security advisers must give open testimony.

“All ministers of Defence from 2015 to present must testify. Also, all directors of (NCC) must testify on the Electronic Wallet cell phones. All foreign organisations identified with any links must testify.

“When foreign citizens are involved, extradition orders could be issued if they refused to come themselves. Crucial would be the testimonies of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who was the Minister of Agriculture in the Jonathan’s administration when the killing of farmers started.

“Also, important is the testimony of Bill Gates, who was the eminent person presidential special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Agriculture. Some interesting information is to examine why farmers who are seed growers are being killed.”

According to him, a data from the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations between 2015 and 2018 showed that 37, 500 people were killed at the same time that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) seeds were being introduced into Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

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