Treasury Sanctions Funders of Boko Haram Terrorists

The six individuals in the UAE were also arrested.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions last week on six individuals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that were providing assistance to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. They were arrested by the UAE and found guilty of raising funds and supplying materials to insurgents in Nigeria. The Treasury’s sanctions ensure that these individuals will be blocked from accessing resources in the United States as well. 

“With this action, the United States joins the UAE in targeting terrorist financing networks of mutual concern,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury Brian Nelson. “Treasury continues to target financial facilitators of terrorist activity worldwide. We welcome multilateral action on this Boko Haram network to ensure that it is not able to move any further funds through the international financial system.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Treasury officials as they place sanctions to prevent terrorism.
  • For Under Secretary Nelson as he fulfills his role in the Treasury Department.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction in protecting this nation and its interests.

Sources: Department of Treasury


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