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6 Nigerians arrested in UAE for funding Bokoharam

Daily Trust had reported today that six Nigerians had been convicted in a federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates over the funding of boko haram sect.

According to them, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, got ten-year imprisonment each.

Court documents presented, showed that between 2015 and 2016, the convicts had transferred $782,000.00 to Boko Haram.

The act was contrary to Article 29, Clause 3 of UAE’s Federal Anti-Terrorism Law No 7 of 2017.

The National Security Bureau said the investigation of the Nigerians “confirmed their involvement and membership in the Boko Haram”.

According to the report, most of the transactions were facilitated by two undercover Boko Haram agents based in Nigeria. One of them is “Alhaji Sa’idu”.

The other “Alhaji Ashiru” was described as “a Nigerian government official”.

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