NewsExpress advert FCMB banner
U.S. declares Boko Haram factional leader, others ‘special global terrorists’

By Prudence Arobani on 28/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 907

Boko Haram factional leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi
Boko Haram factional leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi

The U.S. has announced factional Boko Haram leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, and the ISIS-West Africa as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) and Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTO).

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday declared that al-Barnawi and ISIS-West Africa were designated global terrorists under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The U.S. said: “In March 2015, the leader of the FTO and SDGT group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS and changed the group’s name to ISIS-West Africa.

“ISIS accepted the pledge of allegiance. In August 2016, ISIS-West Africa split into two factions, due to infighting.

“ISIS appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as leader of ISIS-West Africa; the other faction, which remained loyal to longtime leader Abubakar Shekau, reverted to the previous Boko Haram name.

“Al-Barnawi is the son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf. Prior to his appointment as leader of ISIS-West Africa, al-Barnawi was the spokesperson for Boko Haram.

“Under al-Barnawi’s leadership, ISIS-West Africa has carried out numerous attacks in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region”.

In announcing these designations, Coordinator for Counter-terrorism Nathan Sales emphasised that “these designations target key ISIS-affiliated groups and leaders outside its fallen caliphate in Iraq and Syria”.

“Today’s actions are a critical step in degrading ISIS’s global network and denying its affiliates the resources they need to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.”

The U.S. also designated two other ISIS-affiliated groups – ISIS-Philippines, and ISIS-Bangladesh – as SDGTs and as Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTOs).

As a result of these designations, U.S. citizens are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Philippines, or ISIS-Bangladesh.

The groups’ property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked.

In addition, it is a crime to knowingly provide, or attempt or conspire to provide, material support or resources to the organisations.

The Department has also designated four other ISIS-affiliated groups and another ISIS-affiliated leader as SDGTs.

The groups are ISIS-Somalia, Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia, ISIS-Egypt, and the Maute Group, and the individual is Mahad Moalim.

Executive Order 13224 imposes strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the U.S.

Among other consequences, all property and interests in property of the designees are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 28/02/2018 02:43:37 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
DSS under fire for implicating IPOB in alleged...

Mining commission on the way: Fayemi

2015: Nigeria will burn if what happened at...

Ikpeazu’s govt committed to transforming Aba —Ubani

Nigeria to host World Pension Summit

The 2016 Budget and how it affects the...

Reps seek employment for more Nigerians in oil...

Nigeria to get national carrier soon — Minister...

Synagogue tragedy: Death toll hits 42 •I suspect...

Amosun mourns Kuforiji-Olubi

Yudala launches Surulere store, 2 others

LUTH makes history, performs 10 open-heart surgeries


Latest News Sergeant, 3 others arrested for robbing Deputy Governor Biafra: FG re-arraigns 3 IPOB chiefs over alleged treason, illegal possession of firearms REVEALED: The last request of Senator Wakili before he slumped and died Senate adjourns plenary over Wakili’s death; to hold valedictory session Tricyclist, 5 others docked over false alarm on missing sexual organ UNIMAID final year student bathed with acid Bayelsa Governor rallies support for PDP National Chair, intensifies consultations with stakeholders Troops capture gunrunner in Southern Kaduna NIPOST bags global award Why I visited Araraume — Ohakim World’s last surviving male northern white rhino dies Meat poisoning crisis plunges Tiger Brands into heavy losses


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (332,517 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (325,203 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (260,910 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (214,444 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (198,064 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (192,519 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (167,754 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (150,483 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (143,211 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (133,315 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (132,678 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (125,942 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business & Economy (2,973) Business Verdict (36) Columnists (814) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (455) Features (554) Global Business Monitor (239) International (1,859) Interview (146) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (114) News (33,764) Opinion (896) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,628) Religion (701) Sports (1,457) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





Football Highlight -- BARCELONA - CHELSEA 3:0


APO Group Partner




REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera