On Friday being the 25th day of the month of March, The governing body of the United States sanctioned six citizens of Nigeria adding them to the already existing List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked persons.
According to the statement issued by Department of States, the sanctioned Nigerians “materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Boko Haram.”
The department of states further went on to list their names in no particular order Here are their names:
1. Abdurrahman Ado Musa
2. Salihu Yusuf Adamu
3. Bashir Ali Yusuf
4. Muhammed Ibrahim Isa
5. Ibrahim Ali Alhassan
6. Surajo Abubakar Muhammad
Having being earlier sanctioned by the Government of UAE, The US government in a statement released explained its action of following the United Arab Emirates’ prosecutions, convictions, and designations of the listed Nigerians for supporting terrorism.
It is Worthy of note that the sanctioned Nigerians had earlier been convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Charges were raised against them for funding a terror group (Boko Haram) by
facilitating transfers of money from Dubai to Nigeria for alleged terror.
Two of the convicts, 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 handed ten-year imprisonment respectively. Buhari’s government uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors
Just these past week, the minister of information Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram.
At a briefing with news agency on Thursday, the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU had exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with insurgency.
The minister disclosed that the agency also identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.