Reports reaching Efogator Media has it that United Arab Emirate (UAE) cabinet has revealed a damning list of those individuals and companies sponsoring Boko Haram in Nigeria, a terror group who have killed about 50,000 persons in Nigerians and displaced more than half of the population in the north-east part of Nigeria, most especially Borno and Yobe State since it began its operation about two decades ago.
According to Resolution No 83 of 2021, a total of 38 persons and 15 companies have been listed by the UAE authorities as their own way of fighting terrorism globally.
How The UAE Have Exposed Terrorist Group Sponsors
Recall that in 2016, the UAE in collaboration with the Treasury Department of the United States exposed one of the foreign exchange companies that funded al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Today, the United States, in close partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), took action to disrupt the operations and support networks of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Specifically, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Al Omgy and Brothers Money Exchange (Al Omgy Exchange) and the company’s two owners, a statement by the U.S Treasury Department says.
Once again, the Al Omgy Exchange appeared on the latest list of companies that sponsors Boko Haram in Nigeria through foreign exchange.
Also in 2020, the UAE claimed to have sentenced 6 Nigerians to jail for sponsoring Boko Haram group. But it is discovered that some of the names mentioned in 2020 appeared in the current list.
Below is summary of the list of Boko Haram sponsors:
- 6 Nigerians
- 8 Yemen nationals
- 5 Iranians
- 3 Syrians
- 4 UAE nationals
- 2 Iraqis
- 2 from Saint Kitts and Nevis
- 1 sponsor from Jordan
- 2 Lebanese
- 1 Indian
- 1 Afghan
- 1 sponsor from Saudi Arabia
- 1 from great Britain
The sponsors and their countries of origin are:
|S/N||Terrorism Sponsors In Nigeria||Their Nationalities|
|1||Salihu Yusuf Adamu||Nigeria|
|2||Ibrahim Ali Alhassan||Nigeria|
|3||Muhammed Ibrahim Isa||Nigeria|
|4||Surajo Abubakar Muhammad||Nigeria|
|5||Bashir Ali Yusuf||Nigeria|
|6||Abdurrahaman Ado Musa||Nigeria|
|7||Mohamed Saqer Yousif Saqer Al Zaabi||United Arab Emirate (UAE)|
|8||Saeed Naser Saeed Naser Alteneiji||United Arab Emirate (UAE)|
|9||Hamad Mohammed Rahmah Humaid Alshamsi||United Arab Emirate (UAE)|
|10||Ahmed Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed Alshaiba Alnuaimi||United Arab Emirate (UAE)|
|11||Mehdi Azizollah Kiasati||Iran|
|12||Mohsen Hassan Kargarhodjat Abadi||Iran|
|13||Seyyed Reza Mohmmad Ghasemi||Iran|
|14||Farshad Jafar Hakemzadeh||Iran|
|15||Ibrahim Mahmood Ahmed Mohammed||Iran|
|16||Alaa Khanfurah – Alaa Abdulrazzaq Ali Khanfurah – Alaa Alkhanfurah||Syria|
|17||Osama Housen Dughaem||Syria|
|18||Hazem Mohsen Farhan + Hazem Mohsen Al Farhan||Syria|
|19||Mohammed Ahmed Musaed Saeed||Yemen|
|20||Sharif Ahmed Sharif Ba Alawi||Yemen|
|21||Rashed Saleh Saleh Al Jarmouzi||Yemen|
|22||Naif Nasser Saleh Aljarmouzi||Yemen|
|23||Adel Ahmed Salem Obaid Ali Badrah||Yemen|
|24||Suliman Saleh Salem Aboulan||Yemen|
|25||Fadhl Saleh Salem Altayabi||Yemen|
|26||Ashur Omar Ashur Obaidoon||Yemen|
|27||Imad Khallak Kantakdzhi||Russia|
|28||Hayder Habeeb Ali||Iraqi|
|29||Basim Yousuf Hussein Alshaghanbi||Iraqi|
|30||Walid Kamel Awad||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|31||Khaled Walid Awad||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|32||Mouhammad Ayman Tayseer Rashid Marayat||Jordan|
|33||Hassan Hussain Tabaja||Lebanon|
|34||Adham Hussain Tabaja||Lebanon|
|35||Manoj Sabharwal Om Prakash||Indian|
|36||Zubiullah Abdul Qahir Durani||Afghanistan|
|37||Ali Nasser Alaseeri||Saudi Arabia|
|38||Fadi Said Kamar||Great Britain|
Below are Companies Sponsoring Terrorism in Nigeria and Their Operation Headquarter:
As you can see, 38 individuals have been named in this new revelation. A total of15 companies is also listed as Boko Haram sponsors.
Some of the companies operate in the following sector:
- foreign exchange,
- Clearing and forwarding,
- IT service
- Medical services
Below are the fingered companies are:
|S/N||Companies Sponsoring Boko Haram In Nigeria||Their Location of Operation|
|1||Naser Aljarmouzi Ceneral Trading (L.L.C)||UAE|
|2||Naser Aljarmouzi Cargo & Clearing LLC||UAE (Dubai)|
|3||Wave Tech Computer LLC||UAE|
|4||NYBI Trading – FZE||Established in 2014, Nybi Trading Fze is a Private Limited Company based in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.|
|5||KCL General Trading F Z E||Ajman, UAE|
|6||Alinma Group||It’s a medical services company based in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia|
|7||Al-Omgy & Bros Money Exchange||It’s a money exchange company based in Yemen. United States in November 2016 sanction the same company to sponsoring terrorism|
|8||Al Jarmoozi Cargo & Clearing (L.L.C)||Dubai, United Arab Emirate|
|9||Four Corners Trading Est||Dubai, UAE|
|10||Sasco Logistic L.L.C||It is a shipping company that is bsed in DeiraAl Rigga – Dubai – United Arab Emirates|
|11||Ray Tracing Trading Co LLC||Dubai, UAE|
|12||H F Z A Arzoo International F Z E||It’s a marine chemical manufacturing company based in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|13||Hanan Shipping L.L.C||Established in 1997, Hanan Shipping L.L.C headquarters is located at 171 Al Nahda St – Al QusaisAl Qusais 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates|
|14||AlJarmouzi General Trading LLC||Dubai, UAE|
|15||Al Jarmoozi Transport By Heavy & Light Trucks (L.L.C)||It’s a logistics company based in UAE|
Recall that Boko Haram activities have killed thousands of Nigerians, Chadians, Cameroonians and displaced millions of persons majorly in the North-East part of the Nigeria and neighboring countries. The worst hit states in Nigeria is Borno state, others are Yobe and Adamawa states, all in the north east.
You will recall that after Chadian leader Idriss Déby accused Nigerian authorities of releasing captured Boko Haram fighters in 202,he was thereafter killed on April 19, 2021.
The United States authorities had also offered to assist the Nigeria governments in exposing the sponsors of Boko Haram group, but as at today, 16th of September 2021, the Buhari-led government is yet to accept the American offer.
Judging by the body language of the president, who doubles as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Nigerian authorities isn’t ready to expose the sponsors of Boko Haram who have killed thousands of innocent Nigerians foreigners.