The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared six Nigerians on its terror list over their connection with Boko Haram terrorist group.
This is following the Arab country’s cabinet resolution No 83 of 2021 which designated 38 individuals and 15 entities as those supporting and financing terrorism in the country.
The six Nigerians are:
- Abdurrahaman Ado Musa
- Salihu Yusuf Adamu
- Bashir Ali Yusuf
- Muhammed Ibrahim Isa
- Ibrahim Ali Alhassan
- Surajo Abubakar Muhammad
The decision was part of UAE’s efforts in disrupting networks associated with terrorism financing and plans.
In April 2019, an Abu Dhabi federal court of appeal sentenced both Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Salihu Yusuf Adamu to life imprisonment followed by deportation.
Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison, and also followed by deportation.
The court found them guilty of setting up a Boko Haram cell in the UAE to raise funds and material assistance for the insurgents in Nigeria.
In December 2019, a UAE Federal Supreme Court also turned down an appeal by the six Nigerians, upholding the ruling of the appeal court.
The Nigerians were said to have transferred up to $800,000 in favour of Boko Haram between 2015 and 2016.