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Six Nigerians sanctioned by United States for supporting Boko Haram
The United States (US) had reportedly sanctioned six Nigerians for having hand in supporting the terrorist group Boko Haram.
A statement by The US Department of States’ spokesperson, Ned Price, named the individuals as Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Muhammed Ibrahim Isa.
Included in the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, according to Executive Order 13224 as amended by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) were Musa, Adamu, Muhammad Yusuf Isa, Alhassan, for having materially assisted, funded, or furnished financial, material, or technological uscking for, or goods or services to or in support of the deadly group, Boko Haram.
Based on the statement: “The United States is designating six individuals for their support of the terrorist group Boko Haram. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added Nigerian nationals Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Boko Haram.
“Today’s action follows the United Arab Emirates’ prosecutions, convictions, and designations of these individuals for supporting terrorism.
The Department of State designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization on November 14, 2013.
The Nigeria-based group is responsible for numerous attacks in the northern and northeastern regions of the country as well as in the Lake Chad Basin in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have killed thousands of people since 2009.”