EU includes Boko Haram terror list

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The Islamist group Boko Haram is responsible for the kidnapping of two hundred students from a school in eastern Borno, Nigeria. (Photo Archive)

The European Union (EU) on Monday added to its list of individuals and entities subject to financial sanctions on the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram said a source of the European Council, representing Member States of the block.
The EU and conform to a decision taken by the UN two weeks ago. The Islamist group, whose name means “Western education is a sin” was added last week to this list as well as Facing Front Nosra for Levante, whose members fight in Syria.
Any person or entity providing material or financial support to these organizations in the form of weapons or new recruits, may be added to the list on sanctions against Al Qaeda and will be subject to appropriate sanctions.
Boko Haram is responsible for a series of deadly attacks in northern Nigeria, and the kidnapping of more than 200 students from a school in Chibok, in eastern Borno (northeast Nigeria).
The abduction, which took place in a female public high school in Chibok, Borno State, has led several international protests, and Nigeria has grown pressure on the government to obtain the release of the girls.