Authorities in United Arab Emirates have named 6 Nigerians with ties to Boko Haram as terrorist financiers.
The state owned news agency, WAM, made this known in a report. According to the report, 38 individuals, and 15 corporate organisation are sponsors of terrorism.
According to the UAE news agency, the resolve underscored the country’s commitment to targeting and dismantling networks that finance terrorism and related activities.
The 38 names on the list are mostly Arabs from the Middle East and are already being monitored alongside the entities and their affiliates.
The 6 Nigerians on the list are:
- Abdurrahaman Ado Musa.
- Salihu Yusuf Adamu.
- Bashir Ali Yusuf.
- Muhammed Ibrahim Isa.
- Ibrahim Ali Alhassan.
- Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
Also, they were said to have transferred up to $800,000 in favour of Boko Haram between 2015 and 2016.
However, the name Abdurrahaman Ado Musa was linked to one of the directors of Nigeria telecommunication company, 9mobile.
The company in response to the allegation has released a statement in Lagos, saying Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’, named on the UAE list, was not the same as Abdulrahman Ado, its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs. It said the resemblance in names was purely coincidental, adding that its director does not bear ‘Musa’.