Former President of Benin Republic Nicephore Soglo has accused the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
Soglo disclosed this while speaking at the constitutional term limits summit in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Concise News reports that Boko Haram terrorist group had grown to constitute a major threat to the West African region.
Also, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, is a potent threat to the security of the region.
Speaking further, Soglo called on Africans to stand united in order to solve their own problems without foreign help.
He said Africa, and West Africa in particular, must work 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,” the former president said.
“I’m optimistic we are going to win if we stand together.”