United States Congress Says Boko Haram Are Beneficiaries of Crude Oil Theft

Members of the United States Congress have said the Boko Haram terrorist group could be beneficiaries of the money made from crude oil theft in Nigeria.

At a meeting with the Bring Back Our Girls group at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, the Congressmen urged the Nigerian government to curb the flow of the movement of such monies and stressed the need for the National Assembly to heighten talks on the Boko Haram insurgency and rescue of the Chibok girls.

The Congressmen had held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian military and other government officials on regional security, counter-terrorism efforts and the Boko Haram terrorist group.

At the end of their visit, the Head of Delegation and a member of the Judicial Committee, U.S. Congress, Issa Darrel, clearly spelt out their thoughts on funding of the Hoko Haram activities, saying the terrorist group could have benefited from the spoils of crude oil theft in Nigeria’s south-south region.

The visit was another defining moment for the Bring Back Our Girls group who now pin their hopes on the renewed collaboration between the two countries as a co-convener of the group, Hadiza Bala-Usman, expressed optimism that the support from the U.S. would help in securing the girls’ rescue.

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