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NIS arrests suspected Nigerian contacts of ISIS chief

02102015C Ahmed Al Assir

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the arrest of two suspected Nigerian contacts of the ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir, who was supposed to come into Nigeria.

According to Guardian Newspapers, the Spokesman of the NIS, King Ekpedeme, said “two men connected to Al Assir, with whom he was supposed to live with in Nigeria, had been arrested in Kano and immediately handed over to the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno (rtd).”

Also, The NIS Comptroller-General,  Martin Abeshi, said “From the records available, the Immigration Service did not issue that visa. It might be the officials of the foreign affairs ministry because they also issue visa on our behalf.”

Adding that “When we were told that Al Assir was heading to Nigeria, the people the man was coming to visit were identified by our men. Our officers in Kano went into action and arrested the two of them immediately and handed them over to the National Security Adviser.”

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