BREAKING NEWS: United States Government add Boko Haram Leaders to Terrorist List

Leader of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, commonly referred to as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau

Below, is the Press release from the U.S Department of State.

“Terrorist Designations of Boko Haram Commander Abubakar Shekau, Khalid al-Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kambar

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2012

The Department of State designated Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Shekau is the most visible leader of the Nigeria-based militant group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, commonly referred to as Boko Haram. Khalid al-Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kambar have ties to Boko Haram and have close links to al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Under Shekau’s leadership, Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in northern Nigeria, its primary area of operation. In the last 18 months, Boko Haram or associated militants have killed more than 1,000 people. Boko Haram is credited with the August 26, 2011 attack on the United Nations building in Abuja that killed at least 23 people and wounded scores more. Boko Haram also claimed responsibility for the December 25, 2011 attack on the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, that killed at least 35 and wounded dozens more. Boko Haram’s deadliest violence occurred on January 20, 2012 in Kano, Nigeria, with a series of attacks that killed more than 180 people. Boko Haram’s victims have been overwhelmingly civilian.

The designation under E.O. 13224 blocks all of Shekau’s, Kambar’s and al-Barnawi’s property interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with or for the benefit of these individuals. These designations demonstrate the United States’ resolve in diminishing the capacity of Boko Haram to execute violent attacks. The Department of State took these actions in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.”

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12 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: United States Government add Boko Haram Leaders to Terrorist List”

  1. When abundance my classmates and friends discover states; present in misfortune we realize my classmates and friends.

  2. Momy says:

    If dem can help us nd make our nigeria be in peace again abeg no wasting of time ooooooh

  3. tob says:

    Ofcourse if US is really the world power atleast has authority over the “Nigerian untouchables” why not;they should come as quickest as possible

  4. Yemi says:

    If the United state will also check the sponsor for us to avoid future occurence, becos as long as the sponsor are still floating arround there will not be an end to it except GOD shows mercy. Thanks.

  5. Hassan Ahmad says:

    Their aims (Government) is fulfilled dat’s bringing US army to Northern Nigeria. Oh Allah we seek for ur protection againt any evil. “NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS THE NUMBER ONE BOKO HARAM” Azazi

  6. Mario says:

    Boko Haram has become the other of the day caursing so many choas and crisis in Nigeria today, they’ve made so many people homeless, too many children parentless. They’ve caurse so many businesses to colapse today and not only that they have caursed a kind of shame to the government of the day in Nigeria. Boko Haram has affected the Nigeria economic with their bombings and killings, Boko Haram is the manace of our society.
    If with all these happenings (destroying properities, shedding innocent blood) that the named sect. Boko Haram has caursed pains to Nigerians and the U.S has decided to come to Nigerians aid to help us out, is a very good development. That Boko Haram has been designated and short listed amoungst the terrorist group that the world is having today is not a wrong ideal because these boys has made many families to regret why they are Nigerian.

    Let them follow suite and help and fight these devils incarnate that has come to eat all Northern Nigerians up with their deadly missions. The named sect. Boko Haram knew that the government of Jonathan cannot be able to fight against it opposition because she lack courage and good leadership that is the reason why they are papertrating his government with the crisis that they are caursing in Nigeria.
    What was their reasons for their actions? The Islamic group said that they were against Western education and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), simply put that they are against Jonathan’s government because it was the cause of their crisis that they say that the PDP chieftains has zonal the government the way it will be governed by the day. My thought is that Boko Haram are not sensibly enough to agree with the fact that change is a constant thing that is meant to happen when the time comes for the change to occure.
    Please you help Nigerians and me to tell them that their time is up, that if Nigerians is not able to fight them that GOD can through the Americans and the United Nations, Amen…

  7. aisah says:

    They are all mad

  8. Buhari yusuf dansarai says:

    Jonathan cabinet is not active is better for him to stepdown bcos of his failure secondly he is curruptedman now you can see that he make all the offense as a prsdnt concern whi shoul make him to stepdown constututionally but stil he is ruling the country why not him ? Where is our reps and senates ? What is your duty ? Is good for you to take action agains who is the responsible for violence in kaduna and damaturu for god sake for a better nigeria.

  9. Buhari yusuf dansarai says:

    Jonathan cabinet is not active is better for him to stepdown bcos of his failure secondly he is curruptedman now you can see that he make all the offense that prsdnt make him to stepdown constututionally but stil he is ruling the country why not him ? Where is our reps and senates ? What is your duty ? Is good for you to take action agains who is the responsible for violence in kaduna and damaturu for god sake for a better nigeria.

  10. Audu Ahmadu says:

    If justified or judging them, is a welcoming development am we are keep praying for peace to our nation we dont like sentiment, is justice prevail the righteous Among us,

  11. Enejor James says:

    I suggest US govt shud also check on d sponsor cus their names are nolonger invisible. People at d top in govt no them.

  12. kc says:

    I hope this designation doesn’t mean U.S Drone will be sent to Nigeria? Anyway, if this is aimed at helping Nigeria to overcome BOKO HARAM madness, it’s a welcome DEVELOPMEMT

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