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The Federal Government has uncovered 96 financiers of terrorism in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Thursday.

The Minister asserted that the figure was from an analysis by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) in 2020-2021.

According to him, 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 companies, and 33 bureaux de change were also linked to terrorism. 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators were also identified.

The analysis has resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects who will soon face prosecution and seizure of assets, he said.

He added that NFIU had intelligence exchanges on Boko Haram, ISWAP, banditry, kidnapping, and others with 19 countries.

Between 2020-2021, the organization returned fraudulently-obtained funds totaling US$103,722,102.83, 3,000 Pound Sterling, 7,695 Singapore Dollar, and 1,091 Euros to 11 countries of victims who came into the country.

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