Abuja - The United States Department of Treasury on Tuesday singled out two leaders of the violent Boko Haram Islamist group for economic sanctions.
The Department said both are closely involved in deadly attacks in Nigeria, reports Vanguard.
The two Boko Haram leaders are Mohammed Nur and Mustapha Chad.
The Department said Mohammed Nur, a Boko Haram commander who has represented the group in negotiations with the federal government, was placed on its financial blacklist for his involvement in suicide bomb attacks, including one on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja in 2011.
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Chad, is a Chadian national who in 2013 directed Boko Haram activities in Yobe State, the Treasury Department said.
The sanctions seek to freeze assets of the individuals and lock them out of the global financial system.
The US had also imposed similar sanctions on the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, and other commanders of the group.
Read more at Vanguard.
- News 24