The United States of America has named and sanctioned six Nigerians for allegedly supporting the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
In a statement, the US listed the individuals as Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
The statement which was released by U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control also included Musa, Adamu, Yusuf, Isa, Alhassan, and Muhammad to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons.
“Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated a network of six individuals connected to Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram. All six were found guilty of establishing a Boko Haram cell in the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for and provide material assistance to Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria,” the statement read partly.
“OFAC’s action follows arrests, prosecutions, and designations in the UAE in September 2021, demonstrating the commitment of the Emirati government to using judicial measures and targeted financial sanctions to disrupt the flow of funds to these networks.”
The US Secretary of the Treasury, Brian Nelson, was quoted by the statement saying that the US and the UAE are jointly targeting networks financing terrorist organizations.
Nelson said, “Treasury continues to target financial facilitators of terrorist activity worldwide. We welcome multilateral action on this Boko Haram network to ensure that it is not able to move any further funds through the international financial system.”
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the U.S. Department of State designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on November 14, 2013.
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