These people were found guilty of setting up cells in the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for Boko Haram.
The United States has imposed new sanctions on individuals with ties to Nigerian armed groups Boko Haramannounced by the Treasury Department.
Six Nigerian nationals convicted of setting up a Boko Haram cell in the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for militants in Nigeria have been placed on the sanctions list.
“With this action, the United States joins the UAE in targeting terrorist financing networks of mutual interest,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Brian Nelson said on Friday.
“The Treasury continues to target those who facilitate the financing of terrorist activity around the world. We welcome multilateral action against this Boko Haram network to ensure that it cannot move any more funds through the international financial system,” he added.
The men, identified as Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad, were convicted in the UAE for attempting to send $782,000 from Dubai to Nigeria.
Adamu and Muhammad were sentenced to life in prison for violating UAE anti-terrorism laws, while Musa, Yusuf, Isa and Alhassan received 10 years in prison before being deported.
“All property and interest in the property of the individuals named above and of any entity owned, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more of them, individually or with other blockaders, in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. citizens, must be blockaded and reported to OFAC,” the Treasury Department said in a statement. declare.
The United States officially designated Boko Haram a “foreign terrorist group” in 2013. According to the State Department, the group is “responsible for numerous attacks in the northern and northeastern regions of the country, as well as in the northeastern region of the country.” like in Lake Chad Basin in Cameroon, Chad and Niger have killed thousands since 2009”.
In addition, the Ministry of Finance also designated five individuals and five entities with ties to the Myanmar military. This move comes after the US said it had officially identified the committed Myanmar military Genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority.