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'IS recruiter' arrested in Nigeria

From BBC

Nigeria's secret police have arrested a university student accused of recruiting young people to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq.

Abdussalam Enesi Yunusa was arrested on 17 January in the northern city of Kano after he tried to join an IS training camp in Libya with other people he recruited, the police said in a statement.

Mr Yunusa, who is studying Information and Media Technology in central Niger State, was radicalised and joined a member of an extremist cell who was being trained in Libya.

Last year, Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS and changed its name to Islamic State in West Africa.

 


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