Ex-NSA chief, Dasuki Sambo is already implicated in another fresh disappearance of over 13 billion naira. The money was approved by former president Goodluck Jonathan as a negotiation tool for the release of Chibok girls.
Part of the supposed deal was for Boko Haram to concede to a demand for ceasefire, The Nation reports. Boko Haram leadership turned down the deal.
Then the money vanished!
A security source investigating the matter stated that “The government is probing how about 13 billion naira was allegedly spent by the administration of ex-President Jonathan to ‘negotiate’ with Boko Haram. The cash was allegedly withdrawn from the ONSA account by a former presidential aide.
“The said aide alleged that the cash was routed through the President of a neighboring country, but preliminary tracking showed that the money might have been diverted.
“Many people have been linked with the negotiation, but the government, through relevant anti-graft agencies, is trying to ascertain the whereabouts of the funds. We have started inviting those connected with the deal for interaction.
“Even the ex-President in January 2016 said in an interview with a news website, Quartz, in Geneva, Switzerland that his administration did not set up any negotiation team.
“I did not negotiate with Boko Haram. The government never set up a team,” Quartz quoted him as saying.
If Goodluck Jonathan had denied negotiating with Boko Haram (even if he did, he wouldn’t admit it), “So, there could not have been any sum spent on negotiation with Boko Haram,” the security source said.
Recall that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau had said: “We have not made ceasefire with anyone. We did not negotiate with anyone. It’s a lie. It’s a lie. We will not negotiate. What is our business with negotiation? Allah said we should not.”
According to the security source, “The main objective of the government is to recover the 13 billion.”