Track down those funding terrorism – Chief of Defence Staff tells EFCC

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to track down those funding terrorism in the country.

Musa, who made the plea at Defence Headquarters, Abuja, while playing host to the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, said tracking of terrorism funding is one of the non-kinetic means of fighting terrorism across the globe, which is already being championed by the military.He said;

“Let me first congratulate on your appointment as the EFCC boss. I want to assure you that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will not derail from its commitment to ensure the survival of current democratic dispensation.

“Your unique approach of leveraging on the potentials of technology to fight corruption and other forms of economic crimes is quite commendable.”

The CDS noted that the military had zero tolerance for corrupt practices, as such, it adopted the proceedings of a General Court Martial (GCM) to checkmate culpable personnel, urged the EFCC to encourage public office holders and other Nigerians in positions of authority to uphold good governance to forestall economic breakdown and insecurity.

He also harped on using census and installing CCTV Cameras in strategic points to contain cases of corruption, terrorism and other forms of insecurity in the country.

On his part, the EFCC Chairman said if drastic measures are not taken to nip corruption in the bud,  the country would be put into jeopardy in the next 10 years.Olukayode said;

“As a means to mitigate the menace caused by corruption and insecurity, cognitive responsibility has to be embraced by the military and other security agencies.

“The war against corruption should be seen as everybody’s business. Furthermore, military and other security agencies have to join forces in fighting corruption.”

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