Boko Haram: 6 Nigerians convicted in UAE for funding terrorists

Boko Haram: 6 Nigerians convicted in UAE for funding terrorists

- Some Nigerians accused of funding Boko Haram terrorists have been convicted

- They were convicted by the government of the United Arab Emirates

- Out of the six, two got life imprisonment while the others will serve 10 years in prison

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In what will be pleasing to the hearing of many Nigerians, about six people have been convicted over alleged funding of Boko Haram.

The Nigerians were convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

They were charged with funding a terror group (Boko Haram) by facilitating transfers of money from Dubai to Nigeria for alleged terror operations.

According to Daily Trust, two of the convicts, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu, were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Boko Haram: 6 Nigerians convicted in UAE for funding terrorists

Six Nigerians have been convicted by a Court of Appeal in the UAE for sponsoring Boko Haram. Credit: The Nation
Source: UGC

The other four, namely: Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa were handed ten-year imprisonment respectively.

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Meanwhile, the news has generated different reactions on social media. Here are some of the reactions from Nigerians.

Ca Lee Dos Santos wrote:

"What if the guys are not the real sponsors? The real sponsored could be the persons that gave them money to wire. Then frame them up just to cover their tracks. Anything is possible in the crime world. I pray they are guilty as charged."

Chidiebere Ezeifem

"The sponsors are the northern elites, mostly politicians, they framed these innocent dudes up to cover up their atrocities, but they won't hide their sins forever."

Aondosen Jolly Terve

"And the federal govt is busy begging them to come out in hiding for a beautiful dinner at Aso rock. When the North becomes sincere with herself, that's the day Bokoharam will end!"

IG Awkuzu

"Thank God this was done in UAE, if it had been in Nigeria they would have gone free and continue their evil acts. The two undercover in Nigeria are still very free moving around because it's Nigeria. God will save us."
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Emmanuel Enoh

"Unfortunately, in Nigeria Boko Haram sponsors are untouchable only endsars sponsors are trouble maker kiddos to UAE."

Yunana Paul

"That's great. This conspiracy must end and every evil be exposed. The government was able to detect and freeze the account of END SARS sponsors within a week but cannot detect boko haram sponsors for years. There is something fishy"

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Meanwhile, in another development, a special report by the Centre for Human Rights and Crisis Management (CHRCM) has blamed crisis merchants for the escalation of violence in the aftermath of the shooting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20.

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