The US treasury department has included Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, a factional leader of Boko Haram, to its sanctions list for global terrorism. Barnawi’s faction is suspected to have abducted the over 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.
On Tuesday, the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC, said two individuals and seven organisations in Africa and Asia have been included in the list. In August 2016, the Islamic State announced Al-Barnawi as the new leader of Boko Haram.
OFAC said the seven groups also added to the list are from Bangladesh, Egypt, the Philippines, Somalia, and Tunisia. It listed them as ISIS-Bangladesh, ISIS-Egypt, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Somalia, ISIS-West Africa, Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia, also known as ISIS-Tunisia, and Islamic State of Lanao, in the Philippines.