…meets regularly with terror
suspects in Abuja

An investigation has revealed that a top northern Senator heading a sensitive committee in the Red Chamber, has been identified as one of the alleged sponsors and financiers of banditry and other terror-related activities in the North.

Highly-placed establishment sources, who spoke in confidence with this newspaper, said relevant authorities of government are aware of his unholy relationship with the enemies of state, including the number of times he had held meetings with them in Abuja, the seat of power.

Our correspondent gathered that the activities of the lawmaker are being documented, even as he is being closely watched.

Further investigations revealed that the parliamentarian, who is allegedly linked to a renowned Islamic scholar, brings his overwhelming influence to bear on investigative activities of relevant security agencies.

He is also alleged to be in the know of where some kidnapped female students of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, and corps members, who have remained in custody months after they were kidnapped.

One of the sources, who spoke on the condition of strict anonymity, owing to the sensitive nature of the matter, said: “Relevant security agencies have since unravelled the identity of a Senator from the North, who is the chief sponsor and financier of banditry and other terror-related activities in parts of the North.

“As a matter of fact, he is in marriage with the bandits, who have been terrorising the North Central, as well as the North West general areas.

“His tendencies are so disruptive and over-arching that he interferes with the investigative activities of security and other law enforcement agencies, who have continued to make inroads into terrorism, sponsorship and financing.

“Let me shock you: investigations have so far revealed that the lawmaker knows where kidnapped Zamfara female varsity students, and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), are being held”.

Another informed source, who spoke in similar vein, said: “Security agencies are aware of the Senator’s disruptive activities, and have placed him under surveillance, being a person of interest.

“While an influential Islamic Scholar can be said to be in bed with suspected terrorists’, this high-profile Nigerian is in marriage with the bandits, and you know what that mean.

“We are wondering why he was given such a sensitive chairmanship position to occupy, considering his antecedents, which were appropriately communicated to the highest authorities.

“He is at the centre of banditry activities in parts of the North, especially in the North Central, a d North West general areas.

“He knows himself and he fare not try to intimidate anybody, because all the meetings he held with banditry and kidnap kingpins in Abuja and elsewhere, are noted by revant agencies of government.

“The truth of the matter is that security agencies are doing their best in terms of intelligence, investigations and operations, but what they need to identify, isolate and bring terrorists and their sponsors/financiers to deserved justice, is the political will on the part of government”.

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