22/06/2012: The Reaction of Nigerian Embassy to the United States Government‚Äôs Designation of Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Global Terrorists
The Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, expresses its sadness over the implementation of Section 1B Executive Order 13224 by which the State Department declared Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The designation, according to the Order, is designed to diminish the capacity of these men who are members of Boko Haram to execute violent attacks.
2.¬†¬†¬†¬† The Embassy however wishes to assure that the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is firmly resolved in its determination to bring an end to the destructive activities of this group.¬† We shall continue our efforts in this direction with the active cooperation and assistance of our friends and allies especially our host government.
3.¬†¬†¬†¬† Finally, the Embassy wishes to appeal that whatever action that is eventually taken against these individuals, their immediate neighbours who have felt most the impact, but are very much vehemently opposed to the activities of Boko Haram, should not be affected.
Embassy of Nigeria
June 22, 2012