US TREASURY SANCTIONS 6 INDIVIDUALS FOR RAISING FUNDS IN THE UAE TO SUPPORT NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM TERRORIST GROUP

On 25 March, OFAC designated a network of 6 individuals connected to Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram.   All 6 were found guilty of establishing a Boko Haram cell in the UAE to raise funds for and provide material assistance to Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.  The UAE Federal Court of Appeals in Abu Dhabi has convicted Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad for transferring $782,000 from Dubai to Boko Haram in Nigeria.  

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0678

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220325

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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