The United States of America has promised to released the list of those sponsoring Boko Haram.
The much needed offer was made known by Mary Leonard, the US ambassador to Nigeria. According to her, America is ready to partner with terror-ravaged Nigeria by releasing the list of those sponsoring the terror attacks on Africa’s most populous country.
After 12 years of insurrection by Boko Haram and its affiliates on Nigeria’s territory, the USA has made a great promise to help expose those sponsoring the dreaded terrorist group.
Save for its notable leaders; Mohammed Yusuf, who was killed by security agents in the early days of the insurgency, and Abubakar Shekau, killed by its in rival, ISWAP, in June, Nigerians have been at a loss on the identities of the sponsors of the long-running Boko Haram rampage. Instead, speculation and rumours abound on the possible backers of jihadism.
While speaking of the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries, Leonard said, “I have had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject.”
This is a welcome development as the United Arab Emirates recently released list of thirty eight people, six Nigerians and twenty two others, alleged to be sponsors of Boko Haram.