Abuja - Canada has listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation under the country’s Criminal Code, according to Premium Times.
This was made known in a statement by the Steven Blaney, Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
The Canadian government also listed the Caucasus Emirate blamed for recent bombings in Russia a terrorist organisation.
Boko Haram has been blamed for the death of more than 3000 people in the Northern part of the country.
Boko Haram started its insurgency in 2009, and says it wants the northern states of Nigeria placed under Sharia law.
The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has a $7 million (N1.1 billion) bounty placed on his head.
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