Saudi Arabia, Qatar Funding Boko Haram, New Claim Reveals

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New details have emerged of the people sponsoring the dreaded terrorist oganisation, ‘Boko Haram’ in Nigeria.  This is as a new revelation had alleged that the terror group is being funded by influential people with links to governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The statement by Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, at the constitutional term limits summit, in Naimey, Niger Republic, revealed that friends from Qatar and Saudi Arabia are the ones sponsoring Boko Haram.

Soglo said, “Boko Haram is funded by our friends from Saudi Arabia and our friends from Qatar. Are we friends or not? Let’s tell ourselves the truth. We have to stand together. “I’m optimistic we are going to win if we stand together.”

Recall, the terrorist organization launched its terror operation in 2009 following a conflict with the Nigerian security forces.

Violence across several states in northeastern Nigeria by the islamist terrorist group had resulted in more than 1,000 dead, with around 700 killed in the city of Maiduguri alone.

The group has killed thousands of Nigerians in Bauchi State, Maiduguri, Borno State, Potiskum, Yobe State, Wudil, Kano State and other states in the country.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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