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List Of Persons, BDCs Named As Terrorism Financiers By FG

The move is part of steps by the Nigerian government to clampdown on insecurity ravaging the country and followed pressure to name those bankrolling terrorism.


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The Federal Government has listed some individuals and Bureau de Change (BDCs) designated as terrorism financiers.

A document obtained from the Nigeria Sanctions Committee (NSC) website showed that 21 individuals and six entities were tagged as financiers of terrorism.

Leading the list is a Kaduna-based publisher Tukur Mamu who is being tried by the Federal Government for allegedly aiding terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train two years ago.

The publication followed years of pressure by security experts, human rights groups, Nigerians, and other stakeholders for the Federal Government to name those financing terrorism in the country.

Individuals, BDCs Involved In Terrorism Financing

Below is the list from the NSC:

1. Abdulsamat Ohida

According to the document, he is being designated because “The subject is a senior commander (Quaid) of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Okene. He is the suspected attacker of the St. Francis Catholic Church Owo, Ondo State on 5th June 2022 and the Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja on 5th July 2022.”

2. Mohammed Sani

The reason for his designation as a terrorist financier is due to his membership of the terrorist group Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladissudam (ANSARU). It said “the group is associated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The subject was trained and served under Muktar Belmokhtar aka One Eyed. Out led Al-Murabtoun Katibat of AQIM in Algeria and Mali.”

3. Abdurrahaman Abdurrahaman

He is said to be a senior commander (Qaid) of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Okene.

4. Fatima Ishaq

“The subject is a financial courier to ISWAP Okene. She is responsible for the disbursement of funds to the widows/wives of the terrorist fighters of the group,” according to the Nigerian government.

5. Tukur Mamu

The Federal Government said Tukur “Participated in the financing of terrorism by receiving and delivering ransom payments over the sum of $200,000 US dollars in support of ISWAP terrorists for the release of hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack”.

6. Yusuf Ghazali

He “owns entities and business reported in the UAE court judgement as facilitating the transfer of terrorist funds from Dubai to Nigeria”.

7. Muhammad Sani

The Federal Government says: “Usama Muhammad who is suspected to be a major contact in Zamfara and had transactions with the convict Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Alhaji Saidu Ahmed (leader of the group), received a total of N57 million from Yawale Muhammad between 2014 and 2017.”

8. Abubakar Muhammad

9. Sallamudeen Hassan

10. Adamu Ishak

11. Hassana Isah

12. Abdulkareem Musa

13. Umar Abdullahi

14. Abdurrahaman Ado

15. Bashir Yusuf

16. Ibrahim Alhassan

17. Muhammad Isah

18. Salihu Adamu

19. Surajo Mohammad

20. Fannami Bukar

21. Muhammed Musa

BDCs

1. West And East Africa General Trading Co. Ltd
2. Settings Bureau De Change Ltd
3. G. Side General Enterprises
4. Desert Exchange Ventures Limited
5. Eagle Square General Trading Co Ltd
6. Alfa Exchange Bdc