Former President of Benin Republic, Nicephore Soglo has accused the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
Eye9ja reports that the former President made this known while speaking at the constitutional term limits summit in Niamey, Niger Republic.
While speaking on how to tackle the matters of insecurity, the former President urged Africans to stand united in order to solve their own problems without foreign help.
Soglo said Africa, and West Africa, in particular, must work together at solving it is own problems and that it should be able to identify its real friends.
“Boko Haram is funded by our friends from Saudi Arabia and our friends from Qatar. Are we friends or not? Let’s tell ourselves the truth. We have to stand together.”
“I’m optimistic we are going to win if we stand together,” the former President said.
Meanwhile, Eye9ja understands that the Boko Haram terrorist group had grown to constitute a major threat to the Western African Region.
Similarly, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, has also grown to be a potent threat to the security of the region.