At Nigeria’s request, the UN Security Council adds the group to its al-Qaeda Sanctions List. According to the United Nations, the list includes both individuals and groups, and states are obliged to:
- freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources, including funds derived from property owned or controlled directly or indirectly
- prevent the entry into or the transit through their territories
- prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale, or transfer of arms and related material, including military and paramilitary equipment, technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities, with regard to the individuals, groups, undertakings and entities placed on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List.