FULL LIST: Names Of 15 Top Companies Sponsoring Boko Haram In Nigeria
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) revealed a damning list of sponsors of Boko Haram in Nigeria, a terror group that has killed close to 50,000 Nigerians and displaced more than half of the population in most part of the North-East states, most especially Borno State since it began its operation close to two decades.
In Resolution No 83 of 2021, 38 people and 15 companies appeared on the Local Terrorist List complementing the efforts of UAE at fighting terrorism across the world.
Efforts of UAE At Exposing Terror Sponsor
In 2016, the country collaborated with the Treasury Department of the United States to expose one of the foreign exchange companies that funded al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Today, the United States, in close partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), took action to disrupt the operations and support networks of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Specifically, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Al Omgy and Brothers Money Exchange (Al Omgy Exchange) and the company’s two owners, a statement by the U.S Treasury Department says.
Again, the Al Omgy Exchange appeared on the fresh list of companies that fund Boko Haram here through foreign exchange. (check No.7 on the list of companies that fund the terror group in the table below)
In 2020, UAE claimed to have sentenced six Nigerians to jail for funding the killer group. However, InfomediaNG discovered that some of the names appear in the latest list.
“The resolution underscores the UAE’s commitment to target and dismantle networks that finance terrorism and its related activities,” Emirate News Agency quoted part of the report.
Analysis of the list
8 Yemen nationals
4 UAE nationals
2 from Saint Kitts and Nevis
1 sponsor from Jordan
1 sponsor from Saudi Arabia
1 from great Britain
The sponsors and their nationalities are:
S/N Terrorism Financiers In Nigeria Their Nationalities
1 Salihu Yusuf Adamu Nigeria
2 Ibrahim Ali Alhassan Nigeria
3 Muhammed Ibrahim Isa Nigeria
4 Surajo Abubakar Muhammad Nigeria
5 Bashir Ali Yusuf Nigeria
6 Abdurrahaman Ado Musa Nigeria
7 Mohamed Saqer Yousif Saqer Al Zaabi United Arab Emirate (UAE)
8 Saeed Naser Saeed Naser Alteneiji United Arab Emirate (UAE)
9 Hamad Mohammed Rahmah Humaid Alshamsi United Arab Emirate (UAE)
10 Ahmed Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed Alshaiba Alnuaimi United Arab Emirate (UAE)
11 Mehdi Azizollah Kiasati Iran
12 Mohsen Hassan Kargarhodjat Abadi Iran
13 Seyyed Reza Mohmmad Ghasemi Iran
14 Farshad Jafar Hakemzadeh Iran
15 Ibrahim Mahmood Ahmed Mohammed Iran
16 Alaa Khanfurah – Alaa Abdulrazzaq Ali Khanfurah – Alaa Alkhanfurah Syria
17 Osama Housen Dughaem Syria
18 Hazem Mohsen Farhan + Hazem Mohsen Al Farhan Syria
19 Mohammed Ahmed Musaed Saeed Yemen
20 Sharif Ahmed Sharif Ba Alawi Yemen
21 Rashed Saleh Saleh Al Jarmouzi Yemen
22 Naif Nasser Saleh Aljarmouzi Yemen
23 Adel Ahmed Salem Obaid Ali Badrah Yemen
24 Suliman Saleh Salem Aboulan Yemen
25 Fadhl Saleh Salem Altayabi Yemen
26 Ashur Omar Ashur Obaidoon Yemen
27 Imad Khallak Kantakdzhi Russia
28 Hayder Habeeb Ali Iraqi
29 Basim Yousuf Hussein Alshaghanbi Iraqi
30 Walid Kamel Awad Saint Kitts and Nevis
31 Khaled Walid Awad Saint Kitts and Nevis
32 Mouhammad Ayman Tayseer Rashid Marayat Jordan
33 Hassan Hussain Tabaja Lebanon
34 Adham Hussain Tabaja Lebanon
35 Manoj Sabharwal Om Prakash Indian
36 Zubiullah Abdul Qahir Durani Afghanistan
37 Ali Nasser Alaseeri Saudi Arabia
38 Fadi Said Kamar Great Britain
Companies That Sponsor Terrorism in Nigeria and Their Operation Headquarter
While 38 individuals have been fingered in the new revelation, 15 companies were also listed sponsors of the terror group.
Clearing and forwarding,
The companies are:
S/N Companies Funding Boko Haram In Nigeria Location of Operation
1 Naser Aljarmouzi Ceneral Trading (L.L.C) UAE
2 Naser Aljarmouzi Cargo & Clearing LLC UAE (Dubai)
3 Wave Tech Computer LLC UAE
4 NYBI Trading – FZE Established in 2014, Nybi Trading Fze is a Private Limited Company based in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
5 KCL General Trading F Z E Ajman, UAE
6 Alinma Group It’s a medical services company based in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
7 Al-Omgy & Bros Money Exchange It’s a money exchange company based in Yemen. United States in November 2016 sanction the same company to sponsoring terrorism
8 Al Jarmoozi Cargo & Clearing (L.L.C) Dubai, United Arab Emirate
9 Four Corners Trading Est Dubai, UAE
10 Sasco Logistic L.L.C It is a shipping company that is bsed in DeiraAl Rigga – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
11 Ray Tracing Trading Co LLC Dubai, UAE
12 H F Z A Arzoo International F Z E It’s a marine chemical manufacturing company based in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
13 Hanan Shipping L.L.C Established in 1997, Hanan Shipping L.L.C headquarters is located at 171 Al Nahda St – Al QusaisAl Qusais 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
14 AlJarmouzi General Trading LLC Dubai, UAE
15 Al Jarmoozi Transport By Heavy & Light Trucks (L.L.C) It’s a logistics company based in UAE
Activities of Boko Haram have killed thousands of Nigerians, displaced millions of others majorly in the North-East part of the country.
Borno state is the worst hit by the activities of Boko Haram, Yobe, Adamawa, and others are also affected.
Recall that in 2020, the late Chadian leader Idriss Déby accused Nigeria of releasing captured Boko Haram fighters. He was killed on April 19, 2021.
How Committed Is Buhari’s Government In Exposing Boko Haram Sponsors?
The commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari at fighting and exposing the sponsor of the killer group is zigzag.
It’s very difficult to know the direction in which the Buhari-led government is headed. In 2020, the president approved a special operation comprising Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), and the Department of State Services (DSS) to unravel the financial heavyweights supporting the terror financially.
And by May 2020, the operation arrested 400 persons and submitted their findings to the president.
They were reportedly arrested in several cities across the country including Kano, Abuja, Borno, Sokoto, Lagos, Adamawa, Zamfara, and Kaduna.
Since the arrest, nothing has been heard from the president except the regular announcement of granting amnesty to some unknown terrorists.
The silence of the president prompted the law firm of Femi Falana, on August 3, 2021, to request that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to provide information on the charges brought against the 400 persons who were indicted and arrested.
Authorities in the United States had also offered to assist Nigeria to expose the sponsors of the killer group, but at the time of publication, the Buhari-led government was yet to accept the offer.
Judging from the body language of the president, who is the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Nigeria isn’t ready to expose the sponsors of those who have killed thousands of innocent Nigerians.
Would Nigerian authorities take action to reveal the names of the culprits sponsoring the terror group instead of pampering them with amnesty?