By:Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri
The Maiduguri Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Onwukwe C. Obiora, has stressed the need for the Nigerian Army and the Commission to collaborate in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the Northeast.
This was contained in release made available Head, Media & Publicity Wilson Uwujaren
He stated this, during a courtesy visit to the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai, in Maiduguri, Borno State Northeast Nigeria.
Obiora appealed to the Command to report suspected illicit funds linked to NGOs or individuals to the Commission.
In his response, the Theatre Commander, Major General Faruq. Yahaya pledged the Command’s support to the EFCC.
According to him, the Army will help the Commission in identifying and reporting the bad eggs amongst NGOs, Bureau de change operators and other local contractors with the aim of stopping money laundering and terrorists financing in the Northeast.
In a related development, the Army has pledged to improve the existing relationship between it and the EFCC. The Commander, 3 Brigade Nigerian Army, Kano, Brigadier General S. Nicodemus made the pledge Thursday May 6 when he visited the Kano Zonal Office of the EFCC.
The Kano Zonal Head, Mualledi Farouq Dogondaji in his response, assured Gen Nicodemus of enhanced relationship and support. Dogondaji further stated that the doors of the Commission were open to the Nigerian Army.