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FG wants to identify Nigerian ISIS suspects arrested in India

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The Federal Government wants to ascertain if Imran Kabeer and Sani Jamiliu, who were recently arrested in Punjab, are truly Nigerians.

The pair were arrested on suspicions that they were on their way to join ISIS and that they attempted to enter Pakistan without valid travel documents.

The two suspects, who are from Kano, are currently being detained by the Punjab Police in India.
Consequently, the Nigerian embassy in Delhi, India, has written to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see the two Nigerians.

The suspects, who live in New Delhi, came to India on student visas about a year ago.
Imran was an Arts major at the Karnataka State Open University, while Sani was a Bachelor of Science student of the Kerala-based Mahatma Gandhi University.

Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ogbole Ahmedu-Ode, confirmed that the Nigerian embassy officials had applied to see the suspects to “ascertain their claim of Nigerian nationality.”

He said: “Our embassy in India has applied for consular access to see the boys so that we can ascertain their claim of Nigerian nationality.”

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