On Friday, March 25, the United States sanctioned six Nigerians by adding them to the list of specially designated nationals and blocked individuals.< /p>
According to the statement released by US State Department spokesman Ned Price, the sanctioned Nigerians have “materially supported, sponsored or provided financial, material or technological assistance to or goods or services to or in support of Boko Haram.”
Here are their names:
- Abdurrahman Ado Musa
- Salihu Yusuf Adamu< /li>
- Bashir Ali Yusuf
- Muhammed Ibrahim Isa
- Ibrahim Ali Alhassan
- Surajo Abubakar Muhammad
The sanctioned Nigerians previously convicted in the United Arab Emirates
The US said in the statement that its actions condemned the persecutions Statements and designations of the listed Nigerians for UAE support of terrorism followed.
They were accused of financing a terrorist group (Boko Haram) by sending money transfers from Dubai to Nigeria for alleged terrorist operations.
Two of those convicted, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu, were sentenced to life imprisonment. The other four, namely: Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, were each sentenced to ten years imprisonment.
Buhari’s government exposes 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors
< p class="align-left">In another report, on Thursday February 3, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said Nigeria’s Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) identified 96 financiers of Boko Haram and Islamic State of the West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Mohammed also revealed at a briefing on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight that the NFIU has 424 employees/supporters of the financiers , 123 companies and 33 offices had exposed riot-related change.
The minister announced that the agency also identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects soon stra be prosecuted.
Middle Belt leaders reveal why FG must reveal sponsors of Boko Haram
The forum specifically referred to the 400 money exchange operators to whom accused of financing the terrorists.
The MBF said the FG had to disclose the identity of the alleged sponsors in order to clear itself of the blame.