According to the state-run WAM news agency, the decision was made when the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Six Nigerians have been placed on the Middle-East giant's watch list: Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
According to Peoples' Gazette, the decision came about a year after Nigerians were charged with funding Boko Haram.
Is Nigeria willing to name Boko Haram sponsors?
According to AFP, the Boko Haram insurgency has killed over 40,000 people and displaced two million.
Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director of the Department of State Services, Nigeria's secret police, stated that the United States was eager to assist Nigeria, particularly in the fight against terrorism, but that the question was whether the Federal Government would accept the current gesture.
“Are we prepared to arrest and prosecute these sponsors if they are discovered?” Are we simply going to lock them up like we have in the past? These are the concerns, and if we don't take them seriously, Americans may lose interest,” Amachree said in a report.
Amachree's assertion echoed that of former Nigerian Navy Commodore Kunle Olawunmi, who claimed that the government is aware of Boko Haram's sponsors.
Olawunmi stated that he interrogated and found a high-ranking member of Buhari's government guilty of Boko Haram involvement in 2007/2008.
The former Navy commodore claimed that the Nigerian government was unprepared to fight insurgency because it had failed to prosecute the 400 people arrested on suspicion of being Boko Haram sponsors.
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