Terrorism funding is a major crime worldwide, and six Nigerians have been fingered by the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to be involved in this practice.
UAE released a list of financiers of global terrorists’ activities with up to six Nigerian names out of the thirty-eight on their global watch, noting that they’re sponsors of the Boko haram sect plus other criminally-minded events.
According to the state-run WAM news agency, the decision to release the names of the funders was made when the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Names of Nigerians on UAE’s Terrorism Funding List
On the list of those fingered by their authorities are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
All six identified sponsors have also been registered on the Middle-Eastern watch list. The region’s giant revealed it reached the decision last year after some Nigerians were indicted for sponsoring Boko Haram.
It was also gathered that some elements in the Nigerian government were mounting diplomatic pressure on UAE authorities not to publish the names.
At least 47 other foreign nationals and entities were also added to the watch list by the UAE on Monday.