Nigeria uncovers suspected financiers of terrorism

Nigeria says it has uncovered more than 120 companies and 96 individuals linked to the financing of terrorism.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said 45 people suspected of funding terrorism had been arrested and would soon be prosecuted.

According to Nigeria’s financial crimes agency, at least $750 million in local and foreign currency has been linked to corruption.

Last month, the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission increased the power of the authorities to monitor financial links with suspected jihadist groups.

President Muhammadu Buhari, now in his second term, was elected on a promise to fight corruption and recover huge sums of money stolen from Nigeria.

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