News: Looking for links between Islamic insurgents everywhere

BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigerian ‘trained in Afghanistan’.

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Nigerian ‘trained in Afghanistan’




Boko Haram sect member Abdulrasheed Abubakar, 23, who says he was trained in Afghanistan
Abdulrasheed Abubakar was paraded by police to make his statement


A member of the Nigerian Islamist sect behind a deadly uprising in July has confessed to receiving military training in Afghanistan, police say.

The member of the sect known locally as Boko Haram and Taliban said he had been paid $5,000 (£3,000) to do the training and promised $30,000 on his return.

The uprising in northern Nigeria left some 700 people dead, mostly militants.

If confirmed it would be the first proven link between Islamists in the oil-rich country and Afghanistan.

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