United Arab Emirates Names Six Nigerians, Others Sponsoring Terrorism

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Six Nigerians and 32 others have been named by the
United Arab Emirates, UAE, as among those financing terrorism.
In a resolution issued on Monday, the UAE Cabinet designated a total of 38 individuals and 15 entities who are on the list of individuals and organizations that are sponsoring Boko Haram and other terrorist acts.
According to the resolution, Nigerians named for sponsoring Boko Haram were identified as Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
The six Nigerians have already been tried and jailed in UAE.
The report added that the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal had in April 2019 sentenced those named in Boko Haram sponsorship.
For instance, the Appeal Court sentenced Muhammad and Adamu to life imprisonment, Alhassan, Musa, Yusuf and Muhammad Isa – 10 years imprisonment.
The affected Nigerians will also be deported after serving their prison terms.
They were pronounced guilty of setting up a Boko Haram cell in the UAE in order to raise money for the insurgents operating in Nigeria.
The UAE Federal Supreme Court had in December 2019 turned down an appeal by the affected Nigerians.
The convicts were said to have transferred $800,000 to Boko Haram in 2015 and 2016.
Among other nationals involved in the sponsorship of Boko Haram were those from UAE, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Russia, Britain and Jordan.


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