The United Arab Emirates has placed six Nigerians previously tried for funding Boko Haram on its terror lists.
This was disclosed by The UAE Cabinet on Monday as it issued its Resolution No. 83 of 2021, according to The Guardian.
The report revealed a total of 38 individuals and 15 entities on its approved list of persons and organizations supporting Boko Haram and other terrorist cause. The Nigerians named on the list are:
- Abdurrahaman Ado Musa
- Salihu Yusuf Adamu
- Bashir Ali Yusuf
- Muhammed Ibrahim Isa
- Ibrahim Ali Alhassan
- Surajo Abubakar Muhammad
They were tried in 2019 for funding activities of Boko Haram, a terrorist group operating majorly in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
The report added that the UAE security resolution also ordered regulatory authorities to monitor and identify any individual or entity affiliated with or associated with any financial, commercial, or technical relationship and take the necessary measures according to the laws in force in the country in less than 24 hours.
The other foreign nationals on the list include those from UAE, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, UK, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Russia, Jordan.
What you should know
Recall Nairametrics reported last year November that six Nigerian nationals were convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding Boko Haram in 2019. Daily Trust exclusively reported that the Nigerians were responsible for laundering the sum of $782, 000 between 2015 and 2016.