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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

UN Sanctions Leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday sanctioned Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram.

Shekau becomes the first individual to be designated by the world body since the Islamist group was blacklisted. He will be banned from international travel and his assets will be frozen.