Sunday, January 17, 2021

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, reacts to FBI's decision to investigate foreign governments' involvement in the Capitol Hill invasion


Bashir Ahmad, has reacted to the decision of the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI to investigate claims of foreign governments, organizations or individuals providing financial support to Trump supporters who planned and executed the invasion of The Capitol Hill on January 6.


According to reports, as part of the investigation, the bureau is examining payments of $500,000 in bitcoin, apparently by a French national, to key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot, the sources said. Those payments were documented and posted on the web this week by a company that analyzes cryptocurrency transfers. Payments of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, can be traced because they are documented on a public ledger.


Separately, a joint threat assessment issued this week by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and various other federal and D.C.-area police agencies noted that since the Jan. 6 riot, "Russian, Iranian, and Chinese influence actors have seized the opportunity to amplify narratives in furtherance of their policy interest amid the presidential transition."


Reacting to this development, Bashir who is the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, via his Twitter handle, said Nigeria also experienced the same thing where some foreign organizations supported the destruction of Lagos and the breakdown of Law and Order. He was making reference to the destruction that happened after the EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.


His tweet reads

''The FBI is right, we experienced a similar situation recently in our dear Nigeria where some individuals and foreign organizations openly supported the destruction of Lagos and encouraged the breaking of law and order in the land. We will never forget.''

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, reacts to FBI

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