Boko Haram Named Terrorists
The U.S. has actually named Boko Haram and Ansaru Islamic groups international terrorists organisation.
It also means henceforth every business, financial and support transaction with the group would be assumed a criminal offence.
Boko Haram has instigated about 4000 deaths since its insurgence in 2009. Ansaru was however founded in January 2012 and rose to significance 6 months later after releasing a video claiming it would attack Westerners worldwide in defence of Muslims.
During the past three years the attacks of the group has intensified and taken an international dimension. It bombed the U.N. building in Abuja in 2011 leaving many dead and wounded.