President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that a serving member of the National Assembly has been identified as one of the leaders of the Islamic State’s supporters. He made the claim while speaking to the nation on Friday morning to commemorate the country’s 61st Independence Day.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, and Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, agitator for the Yoruba nation.
His government, he claimed, was after the financiers, claiming that the alleged sponsors had abandoned their leadership roles for what he described as selfish gain.
“The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, as well as the ongoing investigations, have revealed certain high-profile financiers who are behind these individuals,” Buhari said.
“We are pursuing these financiers aggressively, including one who has been identified as a member of the National Assembly. This is an excellent example of people abdicating their national leadership positions for personal gain.
“Instead of preaching unity, they support and mislead our youth into committing illegal acts that result in the tragic and pointless loss of life and property.”